We are simply taking a leap into the future with this robotic technological advancement. Hopefully we will experience this technology here on our streets in Nigeria. After years of experimentation and testing, airport in France known as Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport has exceeded expectations by launching an outdoor automated robotic valet system that assists airport clients in parking their vehicles at designated parking lot.
This self-driving robot that is named Stan is derived from the Stanley Robotics. The size of the robot is just like a small sized SUV with a large bed just those mostly found on a a typical forklift, used in lifting a vehicle when slide underneath it.
With its large bed, it is strong enough to slide underneath your vehicle and move it to the parking lot
All you just need to do as a car owner or driver around the airport is to drive your car into a special garage that looks like box and abandon it there. This is just like leaving a parking reservation, which the robot takes charge and move the vehicle into a free parking space. This is a flawless parking technology which is much more effective than doing it yourself. Another remarkable thing about this robotic parking technology is that, your car becomes easily available to you using your flight info. So, immediately your flight lands at the airport, the robot allow you tohave access to your car.
Stan takes over immediately you leave your car, to help you find perfect parking space for it
According to the information on the airport website, it will cost you 50.40 euro (~N20,700) for P5 parking space and 52.20 euro (~N21,500) for P5+ space. This is the weekly charge for parking lot managed by the Stanley Robotics. For now, four Stan robots will take control of the 500 available parking lots around the airport. In the nearest future, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport has planned to increase its six thousand parking spaces.
Meet the new Stan, the first outdoor valet parking robot!
Earlier this year in January, the Gatwick Airport located in London, has made an official announcement to deploy such robotic technology in its parking space later on this year. We hope our government can see this and implement such technology to help ease parking challenge in our various airports across the country.
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