Before the robot drives your car away, the vehicle is scanned with a laser to determine its type and measurements and localize protruding features like side mirrors. After scanning the car, Ray picks up the car from the side with his two forks and manoeuvres it to one of the 249 storage spaces. Robot Ray is able to park more efficiently than a human being. It calculates the perfect spot by combining the size of the car and the number of days it will be parked. With limited parking surface available at airport, this automated system can be an alternative for building a new multi-story car park.
Ray is especially interesting for people who need to travel time-efficiently. The robot’s services are now available to PremiumPlus members at Düsseldorf Airport. By using an app, Ray’s customers update reservations in advance to make sure the parking matches their flight schedule. For €29 a day Ray will park your car, and there’s no need to tip him.