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Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Test Autonomous Self-Parking Services

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April 7, 2022

STEER Tech, an autonomous vehicle technology company, has announced it was awarded funding to develop a cutting-edge testbed at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to demonstrate a comprehensive automated parking ecosystem.

The funding was awarded under the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Automated Vehicles Program. STEER said it will integrate its existing autonomous vehicle technology to create the most advanced live autonomous ecosystem with three subsystems: low-speed vehicle automation for automated valet parking, supervisory parking management for autonomous vehicles, and active digital curb management. These three interconnected subsystems aim to give a solution to the overutilized and heavily congested curbside dropoff and pickup areas at DFW, caused by the rise of air travel and increased use of ride-hailing services.

“The [autonomous vehicle] tests fit into the airport team’s focus on efficient mobility throughout the airport, including the dropoff curb and parking,” said Paul Puopolo, executive vice president of innovation at DFW.

STEER Tech develops autonomous technology for passenger and commercial vehicles that can be applied to parking, low-speed driving, first and last-mile d delivery, vehicle maintenance, fleet operations, and other custom use cases.

“Auto-valet services create a win-win scenario for travelers, employees, airport operations, and sustainability when effectively coordinated with a curb management process,” said Anuja Sonalker, CEO of STEER Tech. “For DFW and other airports to maximize the benefits of auto-valet services, the automated technology must be integrated with a curbside management system such as the one this demonstration will use.”

STEER said it will also open-source the data interfaces from the project, so that any vendor may participate, subject to any common interface standards in the future. The company said the goal is to keep the airport stakeholders and customers at the center of the experience.

For more details on STEER Tech’s autonomous vehicle technologies, visit its website here.

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