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Volkswagen Developing Automated Vehicle Park And Charge

The Volkswagen Group alongside the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Bosch and a number of other contributors, are working hard on a park and charge project that would allow a driver to take their car to a parking facility where it would automatically be parked up and potentially charged. The V-Charge project would allow drivers to take their vehicle to a car park entrance where they could then get out and walk away while an automated system takes over the hassle of finding a space and parking, special bays would also be available for electric vehicles to charge up while the driver is out and about. The system would use 3D mapping capabilities by communicating a detailed and up-to-date layout of the car park to the vehicle’s exterior cameras and sensors, thereby talking to each other to find an appropriate parking space….