Bosch and Daimler demonstrate driverless parking in real-life conditions

Paterniano Del Favero
Luglio 25, 2017

Don't worry about having to wait for a valet driver to fetch your keys and park your auto, since this automated system allows your vehicle to automatically proceed to a parking spot. The autonomous parking facility located inside the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany is now on demo. Automated valet parking is an important milestone on the road to autonomous driving. Starting early next year, visitors to the museum's multi-story auto park will be able to experience it themselves and avoid the hassle of having to park themselves.

The short explanation - sensors fitted inside the parking lot keep an eye on the auto and the area, helping the vehicle guide itself into the parking spot.

"We are approaching autonomous driving faster than many people suspect. Driverless parking at the museum impressively demonstrates how advanced the technology already is", said Dr. Michael Hafner, the head of automated driving and active safety development at Mercedes-Benz Cars. Once the parking garage's intelligent system has identified the vehicle, the auto starts and is guided to an assigned space. The brand has tied up with Bosch to monitor the entire premise and the auto through sensors. Called the automated valet, customers will then be able to use their smartphones to park their cars. "Parking will be an automated process in the future".

Bosch provides the intelligent system for the parking garage and Daimler the vehicle technology. Existing parking garages can be retrofitted with the infrastructure technology.

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