What Is Automated Parking?
Automated parking is a concept that allows a driver to pull into a garage, get out of their car, and have it taken away and stored by a system of tracks, lifts, and movable platforms.
Do These Systems Exist Anywhere?
Yes! Automated parking has been popular in countries such as Germany, Japan, Singapore, China, and many others for decades. It is most useful in situations where land value is high and space is at a premium.
How Long Will It Take For Me to Get My Car?
With the flexibility of our systems, it can be tailored so that less than 60 seconds pass between the time you request your vehicle, and the time it is waiting for you in the load-bay.
What Happens if the System breaks Down?
With our digital diagnostic and monitoring systems, it is unlikely that a system failure would occur without the maintenance staff seeing it coming. However, in the event of a failure the system can be overridden and cars can be retrieved manually by the on-site attendant.
What Happens If Everyone Wants Their Car at the Same Time?
We get this question all the time, and really, it would be no different than if everyone wanted their car from a conventional garage at the same time. Except here, there is no chance of getting stuck behind that one guy that tries to pay cash in the credit lane! We also strongly recommend to all of our clients that in high-turnover applications that more load-bays are added to the design, which reduces vehicle retrieval time.
Can I Go To My Car Once it is In the Garage?
No. While this may be inconvenient for some, it creates one of the greatest advantages of the automated systems. Safety. With autonomous garages no humans are able to access the interior of the garage with the exception of maintenance and fire department personnel. This all but eliminates the personal and property crimes that are so common in large parking garages around the world.
What Is the Advantage of This System Over a Normal Garage?
The list of advantages with automated parking is extensive. For developers, they are able to greatly reduce the required footprint for parking area and still achieve the same high-capacity. For Users, there is no more circling around and waiting for spots to become available, simply pull into the load-bay, get out, and the car parks itself. For the environment, no more CO2 is expelled in the parking process causing a tremendous reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, our systems are built with recyclable steel frames rather than energy-intensive and non-recyclable concrete!