The German car manufacturer Daimler, the parent company of the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz, and its supplier Bosch, are now allowed to park self-driving cars in a parking lot without a driver.
A pilot project they proposed two years ago in Stuttgart has received the approval of the German traffic authorities. It is the first system in the world where cars park completely autonomously, as both companies announced today.
Up to now, there has always been a person in the vicinity of automatic parking to be able to intervene in the event of an emergency. This is no longer necessary from now on.
The admission applies for the time being only for the parking in Stuttgart, but could serve as an example for other admissions worldwide, it sounds.
For the time being, the system only works with specially equipped vehicles, not with private cars. Bosch and Daimler want to bring the technology into series production.