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Video: Look At This Crazy Robot Parking Garage Coming To WeHo

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Good news for people who want robots to park their cars: West Hollywood is going ahead with building a parking garage that lets the machines take care of everything.

The plans have been talked about for years now, but the city finally released a statement yesterday announcing plans for the garage to open next to City Hall in August of 2015, with groundbreaking expected to commence on March 10 of this year. The garage is planned to be three stories tall and hold up to 200 cars, with a cool window on the side so people can watch our automaton friends in action.

The mesmerizing video shows how it all will go down: drivers will enter into a garage that points out where the car should be parked. When the driver exits and the door shuts, a robotic hand scoops up the car and puts it on a shuttle that finds an empty space for the car. You can even call or text ahead to expedite getting your car out.

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The video is great, but we could have done without the hoe down music.

[h/t Curbed]