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Passengers heading to Gatwick airport and leaving their car there will soon have it whisked away by a robot valet.
The fleet of droids will put cars closer to one another than is possible with human drivers and therefore be able to fit a third more cars in the same area.
Trial - August - Customers - Car - Zone
A trial is starting in August which will see customers leave their car in a drop-off zone before summoning a robot through a designated app.
Military grade GPS will guide the machine to the car where forklift-like equipment will approach the car from the front, slide under the car's body and move it to a specific spot.
Trial - Robots - Stan - Gatwick - Car
A three-month trial will see the robots, named Stan, take to Gatwick's car parks.
Gatwick's trial will take place in part of the South Terminal's long-stay car park.
Infrastructure - Space - Markings - Lampposts - Surface
Existing infrastructure such as parking space markings and lampposts will be replaced with a smooth surface for the robots and room for 100...
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