On 9 December 2020, the consortium of UrbanSmartPark presented their research results at the Landungsbrücken in Hamburg to the public. The NFF demonstrated its Automated On-Street Valet Parking function so that interested citizen and press representatives were invited to take a seat in the test vehicle TEASY 3 for a demo drive. The automated driving function starts at the S-Bahn station Landungsbrücken where the driver would theoretically request the service of Automated Valet Parking. The vehicle receives the location of the next free parking spot from the backend of Fraunhofer, drives autonomously to the parking area and fulfills the parking maneuver. The event received very positive feedback and a lot of attention from the local press as well as from the citizen of Hamburg. The video below gives an impression of the overall event:
With the live demonstration in Hamburg and the virtual conference on 16 December, the project UrbanSmartpark officially ended. All project partners achieved very valuable results to improve and to design parking-related services. The work will be continued in future project funding frameworks.