Robot valets are now parking vehicles at an airport in France

Shawn Knight

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Flying may be the fastest form of long-distance travel but it’s not without its own set of headaches, one of them being arranging transportation to and from your local airport. If you’d rather not inconvenience a friend or family member, you can always opt for a cab or ride-sharing service although nothing quite beats the comfort of your own vehicle.

Tucking it away in a parking garage then having to hunt it down again, however, isn’t as much fun. That’s where Stanley Robotics comes in.

The company’s outdoor automated robotic valet service is designed to be a one-stop solution for your parking needs. Simply park your vehicle in one of the company’s garages upon arrival at the airport, validate your reservation at the terminal and walk away with your keys in hand.

A robotic vehicle mover will eventually transport your vehicle to a secure storage lot. When you’re due back from your trip, a robot will pull your vehicle from the lot and place it in a labeled garage. There’s no personal valet to deal with and you don’t have to go hunt down your car in a parking garage or uncovered lot.

The system has been installed at the Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport in France. If successful, the solution could conceivably expand to other airports or locations where vehicles are stored for days at a time, like at a cruise port.

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Uncle Al

TS Evangelist
Heck, that's nothing new ...they have had the same thing in the Nashville for many years with the only difference being the fact that they steal your car rather than park it ..... saves you about $8 a day! What a deal!
 
I have less trust for an automaton than I do for a teenager working a valet job.

The worst he could do is over-rev my Hellcat or my Jeep SRT...but I'm only giving him a valet key so he's not going past 15mph.
 

toooooot

TS Evangelist
This... Smart people have realized long ago that the simplest low paying jobs are those that can be replaced by robots first, bringing astounding profits to the wealthy.
And sooner or later, someone will have to find out what to do with the population that can do
nothing above those simplest jobs robots will "steal."

WW3 perhaps?
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
This... Smart people have realized long ago that the simplest low paying jobs are those that can be replaced by robots first, bringing astounding profits to the wealthy.
And sooner or later, someone will have to find out what to do with the population that can do
nothing above those simplest jobs robots will "steal."

WW3 perhaps?
Most people used to farm from sun up to sun down, tractors took their jobs. Idk what kind of growing pains will suffer but it's worth it in the end.
 

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