German drivers reluctant to trust world's first parking robot

The world's first robot for parking cars, operating at Germany's Dusseldorf airport, is having trouble being accepted, a spokesman for the airport told dpa Saturday.

"The parking robot had reached a peak of 60-per-cent operation, but is normally closer to 30 or 40 per cent," he said.

It seems that while people are happy to allow robots to build complicated machinery, drivers have reservations about trusting their car to a robot.

The robot, called Ray, has been in operation for two years at the airport and parks cars in a transfer station. It also brings cars from the station to customers.

Last update: Sat, 09/07/2016 - 12:05
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