Annapolis Junction firm to bring first automated car parking lots to Columbia

The parking tech is not available yet, but STEER has an active waitlist where drivers can sign up to get access upon release. The company plans to set up its first parking operation in Columbia’s Merriweather District by next August, thanks to a partnership with development firm Howard Hughes Corp…

The Merriweather District will be home to multiple designated STEER drop off and pick up points, where drivers can exit and return to their vehicles. They will be able to send their cars to be parked and call them back via a mobile app. All of the new parking garages in the area will also have STEER-designated spaces for the automated vehicles. Sonalker said most vehicles manufactured in 2012 or later should be eligible for STEER technology integration.