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VW’s software division and Bosch are testing robot parking and EV charging

Cariad and Bosch autonomous parking and EV charging
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Automated parking isn’t anything new. Every year, we get a new concept that purports to put valets out of jobs by using driverless technology to transport and store your car without human intervention.

But Cariad, the software company owned by Volkswagen, and supplier Bosch are hoping to reinvigorate the idea by adding automated electric vehicle charging to the mix.

The two German companies envision a system that “guides electric vehicles driverlessly to an unoccupied parking space furnished with a charge spot, where a charging robot recharges them automatically.” Once charging is complete, the car would autonomously move itself to another unoccupied space, freeing up the charging robot to accept another EV.

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