At the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart, customers can “auto valet” their Mercedes rides from the front entrance.
The pilot solution at the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage is the first infrastructure-based solution for a fully automated valet parking service in real conditions, with and without drivers at the wheel. From early 2018, visitors will be able to experience the convenient service for themselves in the museum’s garage, and save the time they would have spent parking.
Using a smartphone, anyone can book a car by app. The vehicle autonomously drives up to the pick-up area. Returning the car is just as easy: the customer leaves the vehicle in the garage’s drop-off area and returns it using the smartphone app. Once the parking garage’s intelligent system has identified the vehicle, the car starts and is guided to an assigned space.
This driverless parking is made possible by the interplay between intelligent parking garage infrastructure supplied by Bosch and Mercedes-Benz automotive technology.
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