After several years of experimentation at the Düsseldorf and Roissy-Charles De Gaulle sites, the French start-up Stanley Robotics has just launched its first robotic valet parking service in the world at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport. His name is Stan.
French company Stanley Robotics launched Stan, the valet robot for Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport
This French innovation is a great world first. His concept: after having parked his car in a dedicated hangar, the Stan robot identifies it thanks to the data previously transmitted by the owner when booking. Thanks to its forklift system, this new kind of automatic valet then takes care of lifting and stowing the vehicle in an individual parking space. Always with the data relating to the customer’s trip, the robot will then be able to know the date of return of the latter, in order to return his vehicle to him on time. Based on autonomous robot technology, “Stan is a real valet because he takes care of everything and allows passengers to get to the boarding halls more quickly” describes one of the managers of the young company. According to Stanley Robotics, its automatic system allows for much more space optimization, in order to park up to 50% more cars. In question, the precision of its robots, as well as the fact that the storage of the vehicles can be carried out on several levels of depth.
“Stan is a true autonomous robot valet because it takes care of everything and allows passengers to get to the boarding halls more quickly”
Automation allowing a 50% gain in available places
Stanley Robotics aims to expand its service so that it can manage up to 6,000 parking spaces in the as yet unknown future. For the moment, its area of action is limited to the 500 spaces of the P5 + car park, managed by four Stan robots in charge of parking and logistics for 200 cars per day. Human supervision in charge of the safety of operations is present on site, but should be ruled out in the future. This revolutionary service, charged 2 euros more than conventional parking, will allow Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport to better manage its traffic, up 25% over the past three years.
Four robots now manage up to 200 cars per day
A service set up in view of the growing number of visitors to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport