A Robot Called Ray Will Park Your Car
Ray is a robot valet at Düsseldorf Airport that will safely store travelers’ cars and have it ready for them when they return.
Available to customers of the airport’s PremiumPLUS parking scheme, drivers can avoid having to look for a parking space and simply drop off their vehicle at the entrance of the lot. Using the PremiumPLUS app, they can enter their travel information to make a reservation and payment before they arrive. When they do, they simply scan the QR code they received through the app at the entrance terminal. After leaving their car in the special drop-off area, Ray the robot uses laser-scanning to determine the size and shape of the vehicle and tows it safely into one of 249 dedicated storage spaces. When returning from their holiday, the automated system uses the customer’s flight details to make sure their car is ready to pick up as soon as they land.