Dusseldorf Airport car park has introduced premium plus parking. How would you like a robot to take your car off your hands?
High tech airport parking is here and in the ever forward thinking city of Dusseldorf. Over 20 million passengers a year come through Dusseldorf airport. Can you imagine the number of people wandering around a car park bigger than Signal Iduna Park trying to remember where they parked their car two weeks ago, before copious amounts of Sangria destroyed their memory?
This is a relatively safe conclusion after discovering palma de mallorca to be one of the top 3 destinations from Dusseldorf. Well now they have a helpful friend known as Ray to take the hassle out of parking. Passengers leave their car at the arrival level of ParkingPLUS, confirming that no one is in the car and “Ray”, the robot valet, takes it from there.
Ray weighs and measures the car before putting it in one of the 249 parking spots.
Ray is connected to the airport’s flight data system so he knows when the passenger will be back to pick up their car. Any other changes to the travel itinerary can be made by the passenger in the parking app.
Despite the airport being relatively small and the distance between the terminal and car park being fairly short, the airport is taking passenger convenience to the next level.
“Our product is especially appealing to business travelers, who arrive at the airport shortly before the flight, seek efficient parking, and return within a few days,” said Thomas Schnalke, the airport’s managing director.
Here’s what you all want to know: It costs 29 euros a day or 4 euros an hour.
What do you think? Find out more about Premium Plus Parking here. And here’s a short video from Dusseldorf Airport to show you how it works.
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