Robotic Parking Systems’ newsletter – ParkSmart Issue 37 – is now available on line. Click to see your copy.
It became official in 2018. For the second time a Robotic Parking Systems’ facility was awarded the Guinness World Record for the Largest Automated Parking Facility in the world – 2,314 spaces.
Robotic Parking Systems was contracted for the design, manufacture of the machinery and automation, installation, start up of operations and maintenance for a 2,314 space automated parking facility for the Al Jahra Court Complex in Kuwait. M A Kharafi was the general contractor on this project for Amiri Diwan of Kuwait – the office of the Amir of Kuwait.
This facility was designed as a combination of 684 concrete ramp parking spaces with 2314 automated spaces on top. The Robotic Parking System provides almost 3.5 times the number of parking spaces in approximately the same volume.
US Congressman David Jolly recently toured Robotic Parking Systems‘ manufacturing facility in Clearwater, FL where he received a demonstration of the company’s innovative automated parking technology.
Congressman Jolly represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District which covers Pinellas County where the company is located. As a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, he understands transportation issues and how more efficient and space-saving parking can assist urban development projects.
Whether planner, developer, owner, operator or driver — a Robotic Parking System offers decisive advantages for everyone:
- 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.
- 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.
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 Systems designed the standard entry / exit terminals to be suitable and comfortable for the handicapped. The minimum width of each terminal is 4755 mm / 15.6 ft. which is compatible with the requirements of the ADA – American Disability Act.