VOTE FOR KUWAIT’S AL JAHRA ROBOTIC PARKING SYSTEM FOR 2018 WORLD’S COOLEST CAR PARKS

The Robotic Parking System built for Al Jahra Court Complex in Kuwait is one of ten on the global shortlist for the World’s Coolest Car Parks competition for 2018 (#WCCP18).

With 2,314 spaces, the Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Automated Parking Facility’.

Martin Mansell, Managing Director of Looking4.com and one of the awards judges, said: “Our top ten demonstrate imagination, innovation and inspiration from architects around the globe, buildings we’d be happy queuing to park our cars in – we look forward to seeing which the public vote as the world’s coolest car park.”

Sophie Killip at DesignCurial and fellow judge, said: “As a design-led website, we were particularly interested in how the architects had used the space in intriguing and clever ways, challenging the traditional view of car parks and transforming the buildings into something exciting.”

We would love to have your vote for Kuwait’s Al Jahra Court Robotic Parking System. Voting ends on 30 June. VOTE HERE! 

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Robotic Parking Systems is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Robotic Parking Systems ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Robotic Parking Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the rigorous audit process and is now ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.

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Innovative Parking Solution with Premium Advantages

Robotic Parking Systems

Whether planner, developer, owner, operator or driver — a Robotic Parking System offers decisive advantages for everyone:

For users:

  • Increases individual safety and reduces the risk of injury.
  • Premium valet service without the tip.
  • Virtually eliminates dings and dents as well as theft and vandalism.
  • Protects cars from the elements.
  • Average time for storing or retrieving the car is 150 seconds.
  • Cars are transported free of touch on separate pallets.
  • Easy to use. Drive forward to enter and forward to exit the facility.

For planners, architects, developers and owners:

  • Creates more space for design and development.
  • Can be constructed in every form — above ground, underground, on roofs or inside a building complex — in steel or concrete.
  • Increases return on investment.
  • Space gained can be used for green space and open areas to meet LEED standards.
  • Modular and flexible capacity for hundreds to thousands of cars.
  • Can be designed for every level of traffic density.
  • Lower development costs. 
  • More than 4 times the parking capacity on the same land.
  • Ideal solution where space is limited or land cost is at a premium.
  • Reduces operating costs — less personnel, less ventilation and lighting, etc.
  • Flexible design and façade allows the robotic parking garage to fit into any neighborhood or project.
  • Reduces liability. No public enter the area where cars are stored.
  • Not dependent on a single retrieval mechanism.
  • Full redundancy and fail-safes. No single failure will ever result in the system being inoperable. If a single robot fails another identical machine takes over.
  • Lower insurance costs.

For everyone:

  • No exhaust fumes.
  • No noise.
  • Reduces CO2 emissions, other pollutants and greenhouse gases.
  • Reduces carbon footprint.
  • Eliminates tons of highly toxic tire and brake dust every year.
  • Relieves traffic congestion.
  • Valet ease, but you keep the keys.

Imagination is the Limit

The Façade of a Robotic Parking System Fits Harmoniously within the Environment

Architects and developers have complete freedom in designing the external appearance of a robotic parking facility – imagination is the only limit.

Any type of façade (brick, living wall, concrete, aluminum or glass) can hang onto the clean outside structural support system of a Robotic Parking garage. All of the machinery, lifts and automation components are installed inside the supporting structure and never interfere with the façade.

This ensures that the garage can fit harmoniously into any project or neighborhood. Entry / exit terminals can also be integrated into the façade environment, while observing both visual as well as functional criteria.

The Robotic Parking System can be constructed in every form — above ground, underground, on roofs or inside a building complex.

Here are a few examples of project designs that incorporate robotic parking.

Robotic Parking Facade

Robotic Parking Facade

Robotic Parking Facade

ParkSmart – Robotic Parking Systems’ Newsletter Issue 27 Online

Issue 27 of ParkSmart – Robotic Parking Systems’ newsletter is available online.

ParkSmart – Robotic Parking Systems’ Newsletter Issue 27

In this issue we cover:

How do you get a premium Robotic Parking System for less than a conventional concrete garage? Guaranteed lower development costs. Learn more.
 
Robotic Parking Systems ranked as the third most luxurious garage in the world.  Learn more.
 
New representatives are expanding Robotic Parking Systems throughout the world. Find a representative in your area.
 
Interchangeable parking and container storage space. Find out more.

Click here to view your copy of ParkSmart.

Contact us to learn more and to see how a custom designed automated parking facility can save money on your project.

Parking Design Competition Winners Announced

The International Parking Institute (IPI) recently recognized seven of the industry’s most outstanding parking facilities and operations with its 2012 Awards of Excellence, citing innovation, efficiency, sustainability and user-friendliness as key factors in the selection.

“The 2012 winners exemplify the fact that our industry is no longer just about parking cars; it’s about being part of transportation solutions, relieving traffic congestion, taking a leadership role in reducing our carbon footprint and so much more,” said IPI Executive Director Shawn Conrad, CAE. “We have a responsibility to encourage and support the use of alternative forms of transportation, from bicycles and light rail to electric vehicles, and each of our winners demonstrates that commitment. They all combine sustainability, aesthetics, and efficient technology and support the concept that ‘getting from here to there’ should be a good experience.”

Winners were selected by a panel of judges representing architects, parking corporations, and city, airport, and university officials.

Architectural Achievement: GEICO Garage, Orlando, Fl. (at Amway Center, home of Orlando Magic)

Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces: Intermodal Transit Facility, City of Hillsboro, Ore.

Best Design of a Parking Facility with More than 800 Spaces: Duke University Research Drive Parking Garage, Durham, N.C. Duke University

Best Design/Implementation of a Surface Parking Lot: 573 Gerrard Street East with Zhong Hua Men Archway, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Toronto Parking Authority

Innovation in a Parking Operation or Program and Sustainable Parking/Transportation Program or Operation: University of Minnesota’s Bike Center and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Program, Minneapolis, Minn.

Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration: Corcoran Parking Garage Restoration, Durham, N.C.

Sustainable Parking and Transportation (Design): Canopy Airport Parking, Denver, Colo.

See photos and get more information on these parking facilities.

Automated parking garages contribute significantly toward reducing carbon footprint, pollution and greenhouse gases. Additionally, Robotic Parking Systems can contribute between 10 and 17 LEED points toward certification for any project.

Robotic Parking Systems Listed as the Third Most Luxurious Garage in the World

In their article Luxury Parking, The World’s Luxury Guide listed the Robotic Parking System at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai as the third most luxurious garage in the world. Here’s an excerpt:

The parkade. Ugly, cramped, threatening gray monsters, parking complexes are, as a rule, pretty far removed from anyone’s concept of luxury. That being said, there are exceptions to every rule, including a few architectural works of art that prove that even parking can be luxurious…

Inside Robotic Parking Systems in Dubai

3. Dubai

In metropolises where space is scant and valuable – New York or Tokyo for example – parking space is crammed into every last crevice: automatic parkades stack cars on top of each other. The largest of these is found (despite ample space, ironically) in Dubai. The Robotic Car Park in the Ibn Battuta Mall (the world’s largest theme park/shopping center/recreational facility) offers space for 765 vehicles and can rearrange 250 of them within an hour – an automatic parkomat in New York can’t even claim a tenth of this capacity. The only problem (and by Dubai standards it’s a very real problem) is that the machine can only handle vehicles up to 6 meters in length.

Read the “Luxury parking” article.

Other luxuries included in The World’s Luxury Guide are the John Travolta estate in Ocala, Florida; The Versailles in Orlando (both about 100 miles from Robotic Parking’s headquarters in Clearwater, Florida); Oprah Winfrey’s and Will Smith’s estates along with Hearst Castle and others in the US.

See these at World’s Luxury Guide.