Hyundai has revealed a concept electric vehicle wireless charging technology with an Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS).
As electric vehicle numbers increase, naturally there will be an increased demand for both parking and charging locations which the system is set to combat. The premise is that fully charged vehicles will be relocated from charging stations to allow queuing EVs to charge.
With the aid of a smartphone, the vehicle can be set to automatically cruise to a vacant parking space using the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS) to allow another vehicle to take that charging spot. The driver can then ‘call for’ the vehicle which will autonomously return to the location of the driver.
Continuous communication between electric vehicles, parking facilities, charging system and drivers is needed to perform the process. The parking facility would send locations of unoccupied parking spaces and charging stations whilst the charging system would update the charge status of the vehicle in real-time.
Hyundai is considering commercialising the technology as the launch of level 4 autonomous vehicles reach the market around 2025.
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