Daimler & Bosch Work on Fully Automated Valet Parking

Daimler & Bosch Work on Fully Automated Valet Parking
Daimler, its car sharing subsidiary car2go and Bosch have initiated together a pilot project where cars can park by themselves on a parking garage and return autonomously to a pick up location.

This pilot brings together an intelligent infrastructure in the car park and a vehicle control unit from Bosch in conjunction with the newest generation of Mercedes-Benz on-board sensors and the car-sharing expertise of car2go.

The scenario starts with a car2go user booking a vehicle on his smartphone. As soon as the driver is ready in the pick-up-zone of the car park, the car drives up independently and the ride can begin.

Returning the car is as simple. The customer parks it in the drop-zone of the car park and returns the car via their smartphone, then the system of the car park registers the vehicle, starts it and directs it to an assigned parking space.

“Fully automated parking will be ready for mass-production before fully automated driving”, says Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, the responsible Board Member of Bosch. “Low driving speeds and the information from the car park infrastructure enable a fast implementation.”

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

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