We may not be near having artificial intelligence drive our cars, but we’re living in an age where robots and AI will park our cars for us. An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest vacant spot. The parking system is entirely powered by A.I. and requires no human assistance. It also means you save precious minutes instead of circling the parking lot looking for an empty space.
Parking your car at the airport is relatively simple. Drive right into the parking bay and input your flight (and return) details into the kiosk beside the parking bay. That’s pretty much all there is to it! The robot picks your car up by the wheels and parks it for you as you rush to board your flight. It also knows when you’ll be back, so once you land, the bot brings your car back to the parking bay, for you to pick up. Neat, isn’t it?! And what’s better is that Stanley Robotics’ system can even account for delayed or preponed flights, adjusting the time accurately to make sure your car is waiting for you just when you need it!