Stanley Robotics’ outdoor automated robotic valet system has launched in Lyon as part of the world’s first outdoor car park entirely managed by robots. The service will be offered on a large scale to airport passengers in the coming weeks.
500 spaces will soon be available at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, with 4 autonomous robots operating simultaneously and 12 cabins to accommodate and return vehicles.
This innovative system has been put in place to aline with VINCI Airports’ and Aéroports
de Lyon’s innovation strategy of better managing flows and improving the experience for passengers, whilst controlling environmental impacts.
The genesis of the project began in July 2017, with the announcement of the partnership
between Stanley Robotics and Aéroports de Lyon/VINCI Airports to deploy robotic valet
technology at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport and meet the growing need for parking spaces. At
the beginning of 2018, the service was created on the Airport’s P5+ car park and these first months of validated testing enabled a new phase of the trial to be reached by the end of
March 2019, with the expansion of the system to 500 spaces.
The objective is to continue the development and further increase the capacity of this innovative car park. At the end stage, this system could represent up to 2000 additional spaces and extend to more than 6000 spaces in total.