US Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Robotic Parking Systems

Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Robotic Parking Systems

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 Charlie Crist Views Robotic Parking Systems 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.

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Parking Day 2013

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.

Parking Day
source: Rebar

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.

Parking Facts – How many surface parking lots exist in the US?

There are 500 million surface parking lots in the U.S. alone. In some cities, parking lots take up one-third of all land area. (Source: Jared Green in Grist)

Using technology such as automated, robotic parking can drastically reduce the amount of land area needed for parking and free up space for green, open areas for the community. This is a win-win for both those on both sides of the debate.

 

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.

Robotic Parking Systems Offer Several Advantages That Contribute to Green Parking

Robotic Parking Systems offer architects and developers interested in building “green parking” facilities several advantages over more conventional garages.

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.

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ParkSmart – Robotic Parking Systems’ Newsletter Issue 28 Online

Issue 28 of ParkSmart – Robotic Parking Systems’ newsletter is now available online.

Robotic Parking Systems - ParkSmart Issue 28

As cities become denser, and land cost rises, architects and developers are more often looking to Robotic Parking garages to save space and reduce overall development costs.

In ParkSmart Issue 28 we provide answers to “The Top Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions About Robotic Parking Systems.” Some of these questions and answers include:

Get your copy of ParkSmart.

Contact us to learn more or to see how a custom designed automated parking facility can benefit your project.

Let us know what you think. Any suggestions for information or articles you would like to see are welcome.

Editor, ParkSmart

You’ll never have to scour the lot again

“In5Minutes, News and events – visually” describes the Robotic Parking System in pictures.

Robotic Parking Systems (graphic Canoe.ca)

You’ll never have to scour the lot looking for a parking spot again.

Automated parking lots have been working in Tokyo, London and New York, recently built in Vancouver and one is soon to built in Toronto.

Robotic Parking systems are ecofriendly and use 50% less space to park the same amount of cars.

They also reduce traffic and the amount of time people are driving around looking for a space to park.

(source Canoe.ca and Robotic Parking Systems, Inc.)