Avoiding Wastage of Space
A typical car park has plenty of wasted space for one basic reason: people.
The average car parking area is much more than what is actually needed to park a car because of people.
Extra-wide parking spaces make parking easier as they allow drivers and passengers to open car doors when parked.
Likewise, a typical parking space is deeper and the ceilings are higher in order to accommodate drivers and pedestrians.
Most of the wasted spaces in a car park are driving lanes and ramps. These are necessary for people to drive to and from parking spaces, but they contribute nothing to the space needed for parking cars.
Other wasted space includes lifts/elevators, walkways, stairways and the additional space for disabled parking – and all this to accommodate people.
An automated parking system eliminates the space typically wasted in car parks by removing drivers and other people from the parking process.
Driverless Parking - Automated Parking
An automated parking eliminates a lot of space wasted in traditional parking facilities by taking people out of the parking process and the parking area.
An automatic mechanical network picks up cars and transports them to parking spaces. It reverses the procedure to return the cars to their drivers. This way our automated parking utilizes much smaller parking spaces and eliminate driving lanes, lifts, ramps, stairs, etc.
The automated parking also eliminates the need for people to be in the parking area. The drivers drop off and pick up cars in open and well-lighted entrances at ground level, avoiding the need to walk through often quite intimidating car parking lots.
An automated parking technology is:
âˆ™ More sustainable.
âˆ™ Safer and more secure than traditional car parks or parking lots.
AUTOMATED PARKING APPLICATIONS
âˆ™ Multiple use Commercial
âˆ™ Hospital parking
âˆ™ Mixed-use urban parking
âˆ™ Hotel parking
âˆ™ Airport parking
âˆ™ Car dealerships
The main challenge in all these applications is the same:
A severe shortage of land to supply additional parking area and the economic impact of restricted car parking.
For car dealerships - facilitating on-site car inventory or protecting cars against the weather, theft or vandalism. For hospitals - a scarcity of car parking can affect patient care, increased costs and reduced productivity.
For airports – a car parking is a source of revenue for airport operators
For urban hotels – a sufficient car parking to attract and satisfy clients.
Designers, planners and developers are changing their opinions on car parking from a necessity to be accommodated to an opportunity to increase revenues, improve convenience, safety, advanced security and much more.
BENEFITS YOU CAN AVAIL FROM AN AUTOMATED CAR PARKING
Viability & Profitability
Car parking and parking garage development often have a direct effect on the viability of a real estate project.
Can be done where a conventional parking does not fit.
Unlimited possibilties: underground, above ground, freestanding, underneath or integrated into existing buildings and even very narrow or irregularly shaped areas.
Compared to conventional parking facilities, an automated parking requires an area approximately 30% smaller volume on average to park the same number of cars.
This gives the parking garage developer lots more options such as adding more parking spaces, utilizing more area for non-parking purposes or green spaces, etc.
Environment Friendly & Sustainability
- For developing an automated parking garage, we typically require fewer building materials, shorter construction time, smaller excavation volume and reduced disruption in construction.
In sustainability, automated parkings are most often the least expensive option for underground parking garages.
An automated parking can reduce CO2 emissions by 85% or more by eliminating the need for cars to drive and idle while searching for parking spaces.
Safety & Security
The safety and security of drivers, cars and pedestrians is a top priority for parking garage development ventures.
Compared to conventional parking garages, an automated parking is much safer and more secure because they eliminate driving and pedestrians from the parking area. No driving means no car damage or possibility of stolen cars.
No pedestrians means no need to walk through dim, shadowy parking areas and no opportunity for theft, vandalism or worse.
The main benefits of an automated parking compared to conventional multi-story car parking are:
âˆ™ Up to 40% smaller building volume
âˆ™ generally up to 12% ROI
âˆ™ Up to 85% fewer CO2 emissions generated by driving
HOW AN AUTOMATED PARKING WORKS
How an Automated Parking Works
Whether it’s referred to as a robotic or mechanical parking, an automated parking transports cars to and from
parking spaces like a valet, but without human help.
Parking a car in an automated parking is easy. The driver drives the car into the entrance area, known as a lobby or an entrance point.
Automatic signs and signals guide the driver as they park in the entrance lobby. As the car enters the lobby, the robotic system measures the cars size to determine the parking space available for the car.
After turning off the engine, the driver and passengers lock the car, exit the entry lobby and get their ticket at the ticket machine nearby.
Once sensors determine that everyone is out of the lobby, the robotic parking system automatically closes the outside lobby doors and opens inside doors leading into the automated parking.
This parking operates under different techniques and using different technologies, but all use mechanical systems to pick up the car from the lobby, transport it into the parking area and place it in a parking space automatically. The parked car remains in its parking space until the driver requests its return.
Un-Parking the Car
Taking the car back from the automated parking system is also easy.
The driver enters his ticket outside the parking, pays for the parking and is directed to the exit lobby, where the car will be delivered.
After the car is placed in the exit lobby by the robotic system, the lobby doors open, allowing the driver and passengers to enter the car.
The outer lobby door is open and the driver simply drives out of the lobby.
In high-performance robotic parking systems, the car retrieval process averages about 60 seconds - much faster than what is usually taken to get a car out of a conventional car parking or garage.