High Tech Meets Valet Parking

By Deane Barker on June 1, 2005

Low-tech valet parking gets high-tech treatment: Parking cars ain’t what it used to be.

While paparazzi save their flashbulbs for celebrities, every car that’s valet parked at the Pechanga Resort & Casino on the edge of Southern California’s urban sprawl is automatically photographed from six angles.

The name of the valet is electronically recorded both when the car goes into the garage and when it comes out. The license plate is electronically recorded, too, and placed in a databank that will let supervisors know every time that car arrives at the casino.