Honda’s Self-parking Pitched for Shopping Malls
Honda recently showcased its driverless valet parking solution in Japan at the ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013. The car OEM showed how a vehicle can be left at the drop-off area of a parking lot and instructed via input on a touchscreen display to drive itself automatically to an empty parking space. Conversely, when customers leave the shopping center, they can call the car and wait for it in front of the mall until it comes back to them by itself. Multiple cars can be parked at the same time.
Honda sees huge benefits for automated parking at large parking lots of suburban shopping centers, as the need for efficiently moving cars around becomes critical with an increasing number of vehicles. Honda is confident this system could become commercially available by 2020. Additionally, Honda also showed semi-autonomous driving and wireless electric vehicle recharging technologies at the ITS World Congre...
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