The Valet Parking concept is a storage solution for the personal electronics of the driver. It is positioned on the edge of the passenger side of the mid-console.
Storyboard: 1. When entering the car, the lid of the storage opens by simply pushing your device against it. 2. When you gently push your device into the storage area, a spring gets tensioned. 3. When you reopen the lid your device is retracted from the storage directly into your hand.
When you put your device into the storage a piece of fabric loads the attached spring. When opening and ‘overstretching’ the lid (orange), your device will be automatically put into your hand.
Technical drawing of the valet parking concept.
Simplified concept where an 9 volt socket, usb and aux input are integrated.
This concept was inspired by valet parking, where you also simply hand in your car and get it returned automatically when you need it.