Hyundai-Kia Motors unveiled a 3D graphic image of a smart self-parking and self-charging concept car on Dec. 28.
The newly released video shows an autonomous car that finds an empty parking space on its own and charges itself after the driver gets off after arriving at the destination.
The video ends with the car moving to another parking space when the charging is done to let other electric cars to use the charging station. When the driver calls the car with his smartphone, it moves to the designated place and picks up the driver. The whole process is enabled by the connectivity technology shared by the parking lot, charging facilities and the driver. It involves real-time information transmission, from the parking facility transmitting the locational information of the empty parking space or the charging area to the driving vehicle to the wireless charger transmitting information about the car’s charging status to the driver.
A Hyundai-Kia Motors official said, "With the recent increase in the supply of electric vehicles, the problem of vehicle charging has become a social issue. If such a concept of autonomous parking is actually implemented, the problem of charged electric cars occupying the charging space will be solved."
Hyundai-Kia Motors plans to apply the autonomous parking function after launching fully autonomous vehicles in 2025.