This robotic valet physically lifts your three tons of road machinery and slots it into pre-designated robot parking bay. Nicknamed RAY by its creators, the automated forklift truck is the brainchild of Germany's Serva Transport.
RAY uses sensors to measure and photograph the car, it then gently lifts it and takes it to one of 249 parking spots reserved for the robot forklifts.
The company claims that its space-saving system -- which uses lasers and sensors to measure not just the height and width of the cars but accessories such as wing mirrors and fenders -- can park 60% more cars than a human driver.
Aimed at business travelers in a hurry, the automated parking system can be controlled and booked via an app. All travelers have to do is drop the car off in a designated area, go to a nearby touch screen to confirm the car is empty, and RAY does the rest.
The system is also connected to the airport's flight data system and RAY will retrieve the car based on flight itineraries. The app also lets car owners communicate with RAY if there are any flight delays.
A New Jersey startup called Boomerang also aims to take parking to the next level by using an automated parking system that can park hundreds of cars without human intervention.
Shuffling them like the squares in a giant Rubik's Cube in garages that need no light and little ventilation, the company says the system not only saves on energy but can fit more cars into a smaller space, freeing up valuable land for other real estate.
The company says the advantage of his system is that it is designed with multiple entry bays, multiple robots and multiple lifts so there is no single point of failure.
The company says its increased throughput means the bays can be filled and emptied more quickly than conventional carparks.
Drivers put their car into a parking bay that places the car on a large steel tray. Robotic wheeled platforms slide under the vehicle and then transport it to the bays following buried wires in the floor of the carpark.