Mercedes parent company Daimler, Bosch get approval to test driverless parking valet

Image: Daimler AG

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Bosch, a global auto supplier, received approval from local authorities in Stuttgart, Germany, to test an autonomous parking valet system, the companies announced on Tuesday.

The testing will take place in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage, which has been fitted with sensors to guide and monitor the vehicles as they park themselves autonomously. A car owner simply taps an app to send their vehicle away to its parking space, and summoning the car back is just as simple. No human driver is needed, the companies claim.

One aspect of the pilot project involved testing lighting concepts on the vehicles. Turquoise lighting was used to…

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