SMART SPACES - Making valet parking an automated experience
Unikie’s Automated Valet Parking solution is designed to make valet parking an entirely new experience with automated services. With automated valet parking, automotive manufacturers and car park operators can offer their customers new services, time savings and new added value. The entire customer experience can be produced digitally through a dashboard or mobile application.
Automating parking area or garage traffic reduces risks of accidents and offers possibilities for new automated services such as:
- Automated charging of EVs on demand (the charged vehicle can be moved from the charging bay to a new spot freeing the bay for other vehicles)
- Automated car wash service
- Quick car drop-off and pick-up
- Fast online vehicle software updates
- Automated winter/summer tyre changes
VEHICLES CONTROLLED BY INFRASTRUCTURE
Creating an autonomous infrastructure in a parking facility enables better, more high-level visibility, centralized control and one point of integration to current systems and environments. Based on an ISO-standard currently in development, autonomous and automated parking will be supported by the vast majority of car brands and car models. Updating, maintaining and developing a centralized, infrastructure-based system is efficient and cost-effective.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND TESTING
The demonstration of our Automated Factory Parking solution which is a close relative to Automated Valet Parking has been operational for some time and showcased to a number of OEMs. Please see the “sneak peek” version of our demonstration. You can also request a live demonstration or the full demonstration video of the solution.
WANT TO SEE FULL DEMO?
Want to see the full demonstration of our Automated Parking Solution? Our full demonstration, filmed on a live showcase presentation, includes video inside the vehicles, video of the LiDAR point cloud, the Vehicle Mission Control Platform (Control Hub).
The technical key idea behind automated valet parking is to remotely plan and control the movement of multiple vehicles in real time using a centralized and automated vehicle mission control platform (Control Hub), which defines and shares the mission route and specifications for specific vehicles.
The missions defined by the control platform may vary depending on the need for services. Each vehicle can have its own mission plan and the vehicle will be maneuvered accordingly.
The AVP solution uses HD Mapping and Sensor Fusion from multiple sources (LiDARs, Cameras, Radars, etc.) for highly accurate localization and positioning of a specific vehicle and Edge Computing to relay the maneuvering commands to a vehicle through a secure network connection.
The AVP system uses the cars telematics, electric power steering, automatic gear box and cruise control to remotely control its movement as if the car had full Level 4 autonomous capabilities. The control algorithms can plan maneuvers and guide cars more accurately than a human driver would producing precise and repeatable results while simultaneously moving and parking a large number of vehicles safely.
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR AUTOMATED VALET PARKING
- Sensor fusion
- Object Detection, Tracking, Classification
- Positioning & SLAM
- Reactions to changing weather conditions
- ISO Standard compatibility
- Secure Vehicle Control and Trajectory planning
- User interaction
- Map creation
- Infrastructure connected sensors
- Lidars, Cameras, Radars etc.
- Based on CARLA open source simulator
- Simulations based on real maps
- Weather condition simulation
- AD Vehicle model simulation
WHY USE UNIKIE AS A TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER FOR AVP?
Our Automated Valet Parking solution offers a framework based on a solid development roadmap which is being developed with multiple operators and manufacturers. Would you like to participate? Here are a few advantages of using Unikie as a technology provider:
- Partner with a clear commitment for automated driving on business grounds and according to business, technology and systems
- Broad management and technology experience from automotive, software and hardware development to project and business development
- Specific and deep knowhow of High Definition maps and models, ADAS software and systems and cloud-based IT systems
- Experienced team with deep market and technology knowledge in Automotive parking and Tech industry
- Awarded project management and Scrum experienced professionals
- Flexible and focused engagement, loyally and to the point
- Cost efficient and most effective resources
- Dedicated team, ready to stay and ready for expansion
- Deep knowhow of 5G and secure communications networks through our Telecom sector professionals and cooperations
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