Hyundai Glovis developing parking robot for airport
In the not too distant future, a robot will be available to move your car to an empty parking space at Incheon International Airport.
Hyundai Glovis signed a memorandum of understanding with Incheon International Airport Corporation on Thursday to develop an automated parking system in the next several years.
The logistics company, which is 4.88 percent owned by Hyundai Motor, said it will build a test bed for a smart parking system that will move cars left at an assembly area to a free parking space.
The service will save people the trouble of having to find a parking space or trying to find where they parked.
Hyundai Glovis doesn't yet have the technology to demonstrate the smart parking system, but it believes the technology can later be used at its distribution centers, where cargo is moved and loaded.
The memorandum of understanding ceremony held Thursday at the airport corporation headquarters in Incheon was attended by Hyundai Glovis CEO Kim Jung-hoon and the airport corporation CEO Koo Bon-hwan.
The automated parking service is on the airport corporation’s 2030 road map.
Hyundai Glovis will test technologies and run a trial service to confirm the feasibility of the automated parking service. A test service will be run next year involving 200 parking slots.
The service is expected to be commercialized after 2023, according to Hyundai Glovis.
Hyundai Glovis “plans to focus the capabilities to rapidly construct the smart parking system at Incheon International Airport, which is the gateway to Korea,” the company said in a statement. Hyundai Glovis “will raise the reputation as a global corporation by demonstrating smart technologies that match the fourth industrial era.”
BY JIN MIN-JI [firstname.lastname@example.org]