Valet parking service, offered, for example, by some hotel chains, restaurants, or at airports, is much more comfortable. Driving the car to the gate, get out, press the car key into the hand of the available staff and continue walking. This luxury in a significantly modernized form, could soon benefit a great many. With the "Automated Valet Parking" system from ZF, a new solution for automated, driverless parking, the car is sent independently to a parking lot in the parking garage via a cell phone app where it will be parked without a driver.
"With our system, we can save the driver a lot of time," said Calvin Xing, Vice President Electronics Engineering China at ZF. This includes on the way back as well as the way there because the driver can send another cell phone command to return his car and the vehicle is chauffeured again independently from the parking lot to the driver.