What makes a Robotic Parking System more “green” or environmentally friendly?

reduce carbon footprint - reduce pollutants

Robotic Parking Systems offers a more eco-friendly parking solution by:

(a) Using 50% less space to park the same number of cars as a conventional garage. Land used affects sustainability issues such as development density and maximizing open space. Use less space for parking allows architects and developers to  incorporate more green space and open areas. Plus, less space used for parking creates space for higher revenue usage.

(b) Reducing traffic congestion and accompanying pollution. Multiple studies have reported that 30% to 50% of traffic congestion in city centers is generated by drivers searching for a parking space. An efficient automated parking system allows placement of parking in convenient areas not workable for larger conventional parking.

(c) Reducing pollution inside the garage by using electro-mechanical automated parking machinery to move cars into parking spaces. 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.

Tire and brake dust 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.

(d) A review of LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations shows that a project which includes a Robotic Parking System could receive at least 10 points and as many as 17 points toward certification.

Robotic Parking Systems and Its Computer Systems and Software

We’re often asked “what happens to the automated parking garage if the computer system crashes?”

The answer …

Every Robotic Parking System design includes a back-up emergency power generator with automatic transfer switch so that service can continue in the case of a power outage.

The computer system itself is a true hot swappable redundant server that has all of the information instantly available to continue operation on the fly.

Robotic Parking Systems use ultra high-end fault tolerant (fT 99.999% worldwide uptime) computer servers which guarantee continuous availability. Every piece of data (including garage configuration, location and identity of every car, etc.) and every command is stored in real-time on both servers. If one server fails, the second redundant server automatically takes over with no interruption of service.

The automation software which runs the garage is powered by GE’s Cimplicity® intelligent platform which is used worldwide in processes with high complexity and numbers of users. Cimplicity® software runs automobile assembly lines such as GM and Ford as well as container handling in seaports around the world where thousands of movements are performed on a 24/7 basis.