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Robot Valet Parking Cars at German Airport

Acting like a forklift, the robot valet picks up the car and delivers it to one of 249 reserved parking spaces.

Running late for a flight and don’t have time to park your car? If you’re flying out of Dusseldorf airport in Germany, you’re in luck.

A robot valet named Ray has started parking cars at the airport and can be booked with a smartphone. The best part? Ray doesn’t even need to enter the car.

Here’s how it works: Travelers park their car in a designated pickup spot and use their smartphone to tell Ray the car is empty and ready to be parked. Ray, acting like a forklift, picks up the car and delivers it to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for the robot.

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