Autonomous Car Parking Robot an Early CES Winner

Claiming Level 4 autonomy, the Parkie is set for real-world trials this spring.

Paul Myles, European Editor

January 4, 2024

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HLMando Parkie Robot
Parkie leading cars to vacant parking bays.

A self-parking robot called Parkie is among the early technology award winners at CES 2024.

The skateboard-like machine created by the Korean mobility technology specialist HLmando claims to employ Level 4 autonomous driving technology to recognize objects, tires and license plates to independently assess parking spaces and vacant areas without the need for additional infrastructure or spatial constraints.

Standing on its wheels at just 3.5 ins. (89 mm) high it is lower than most engineer car jacks, allowing it to work with most commonly used vehicles as it leads them to vacant car parking bays.

Its maker claims the device can liberate an additional 30% of parking spaces in congested parking environments. The Parkie is scheduled to commence testing in April at a start-up hub south of Seoul and will include trials working in complex multi-story car parks.

Choi Sung-ho, HLmando’s vice president of the mobility solution technology group, says: “Parkie not only enhances the efficiency of parking spaces but also contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of buildings by utilizing abandoned spaces.”

About the Author(s)

Paul Myles

European Editor, Informa Group

Paul Myles is an award-winning journalist based in Europe covering all aspects of the automotive industry. He has a wealth of experience in the field working at specialist, national and international levels.

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