Robot valet to park cars at German airport

Last updated 09:19 26/06/2014

Relevant offers

News

Grand Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg opens to German fanfare Emirates to open up Dubai luxury lounges to lower-tier frequent flyers Travelling to the US: When your travel is not authorised under ESTA visa waiver Post-quake tourism figures reassuring for region, Destination Marlborough says Air France 787-9 Boeing Dreamliner photos: First Air France Dreamliner takes off More people and goods flying through NZ skies than ever before Air New Zealand pulls in-flight Jaguar ad 'Fair playing field' sought for holiday accommodation Easyjet flight attendant fired for eating a bacon sandwich given to her by manager 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?

Travellers at Dusseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work on Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.

Thomas Koetter says all travellers need to do is leave their car in a designated area and confirm it's empty and ready to go.

Then Ray or one of its cybernetic colleagues will take the car to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for robots.

Koetter says the forklift-like machine can carry any standard car weighing up to 3 metric tonnes fully insured.

He says the service costing about US$39 (NZ$44.6) a day targets busy business travellers but is open to anyone.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content