Comments on Autonomous Valet Parking By Volkswagen
Imagine leaving your car at the curb of the restaurant, pushing the 'park' button and just walking in for dinner. Watch the video. (Read
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|"The recent movie I, Robot also featured a very well-drawn automated parking garage. Will Smith is shown below "parking" his futuristic Audi.
(Robot parking garage from iRobot movie)
(Bill Christensen 10/26/2009 4:40:31 PM)
|"Nice. Was it evenly spaced in the spot? How many times did they try before they got a filmworthy take(i.e. not a crash)? I noticed the car had to sway a bit to get it's position right, that seems like a minor problem though."
(Brandon 10/27/2009 8:23:26 AM)
|"Good questions; this is a prototype so I guess you'd have to expect some rough edges. It looked fairly smooth."
(Bill Christensen 11/1/2009 5:21:14 PM)
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