The chore that is parking could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a Shenzhen based startup which has developed a robot that can park your car.
Yeefung Automation Technology in Shenzhen has been developing its laser-guided, automated valet called Geta over the past few years.
Marco Wu, the 33-year-old chief executive, told Reuters that the main aim of the robot was to increase parking space.
Geta uses a powerful motor to pick up a car after sliding underneath. It then maneuvers it then lines up with an empty spot and simply slides the car in. This method of parking cars uses far less space than would a typical car park owing to the precision of the robot.
“The robot can go everywhere … and will reform parking in the future,” said Wu.
The flat green and purple robots are expected to cost about $150,000 each, but the company claims it is already seeing interest from cities where space is at a premium.
“There are many companies interested in our products, such as commercial property companies in Singapore and London, public parking companies in the Middle East, and developers, governments, as well as public parking companies in China,” Wu added.
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