US Congressman Charlie Crist recently visited the Robotic Parking Systems Inc manufacturing facility in Clearwater, FL where he received a demonstration of the company’s innovative automated parking technology.
Congressman Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District which covers Pinellas County where the company is located. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, he strongly supports entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Robotic Parking Systems Inc manufacturers high-speed automated parking facilities from hundreds to thousands of parking spaces in half the space of conventional garages. The company’s product creates space, offers greater security for people and their cars, reduces pollutants and is uniquely positioned to work with emerging transportation technologies such as autonomous driving cars.
The St. Petersburg – Clearwater area in Pinellas County, Florida is a beautiful place to live and work. Its beaches, lakes, parks and trails make it ideal for outdoor activities.
One unique place is the Pinellas Trail which is a linear park and recreation trail extending 38.2 miles from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, Florida. This multi-use trail is used by thousands every day for walking, jogging, skating and biking in a protected green space. Robotic Parking Systems volunteered to adopt a one mile stretch of the Pinellas Trail that our staff help to keep clean of trash and other debris. It’s very evident by the number of “thank you’s” that we receive that everyone who uses the trail appreciates the effort.
It’s that time again. Friday, September 20, is PARK(ing) Day.
PARK(ing)Day is a worldwide event where community members turn metered parking spots into temporary public oases. Local organizers collaborate to design and create an open space that matches the needs of their community. Makeovers range from urban farms and art installations, to parks and bike repair shops.
PARK(ing) Day is the creation of San Francisco based art and design studio Rebar, who in 2005 converted a single metered parking spot into a park. The initiative represents a growing desire to transform urban spaces into public areas that benefit the community.
Better parking experience – premium valet without the tip.
Better safety and security for individuals and their cars.
Better environment – more green space – less pollution.
Better use of land and development space.
Better revenues and profits.
These are the driving principles behind Robotic Parking Systems’ patented, high-speed automatic parking facilities.
The premium valet service of robotic parking reduces the risk of personal injury. Just pull into the entry terminal, keep the keys and let automation park the car. No walking to and from the car through a parking garage. And, since no public are allowed inside the facility, dings, dents, theft and vandalism of cars are virtually eliminated.
The need for a better parking solution is acute. Studies (1) report that up to 50% of traffic congestion is generated by drivers searching for parking. This unnecessary cruising contributes substantially to pollution and increases carbon footprint. The cost of congestion in the US is estimated to be $133 billion dollars by 2015 (2). Networked Urban Environment states that “traffic congestion-related expenses represent between 1 percent and 3 percent of most cities’ GDP.”
A Robotic Parking System is a space saving and cost-effective alternative to conventional parking facilities. The technology offers a better use of development space that results in more revenues and profits.
(1) Studies by DOT, Boston College, MIT and others
(2) Texas Transportation Institute
One “green” advantage of a Robotic Parking System is the conservation of space. Since drivers do not have to walk within the structure, the clearance only needs to accommodate vehicles. The densely stacked automated solution takes a parking to a new level as it allows the Robotic Parking System to use 50% less space to park the same number of cars as a conventional parking garage. The amount of land used affects sustainability issues such as development density and maximizing open space.
Another “green” advantage is that by using electromechanical automated parking machinery to move cars into parking spaces, Robotic Parking Systems reduce pollution inside a garage . No cars run inside the garage, and there is no driving up and down ramps and through aisles in search of a space. This significantly reduces the emissions of harmful gases, reduces the carbon footprint, increases carbon credits and ensures an environmentally clean parking facility.
Did you know that tire and brake dust pollutants are more toxic than all the exhaust related emissions? In a 750 space Robotic Parking System 37 tons of tire dust and 3.7 tons of brake dust pollutants are eliminated by using electro-mechanical machinery to move cars inside the garage.
Personal vehicles are inevitable despite attempts to promote ride-share, public transportation and other means. Using a Robotic Parking System is a step toward greater efficiency and green parking.