Robotic Parking Systems are “green” products that conserve gas and diesel since cars are not wasting energy being driven up and down ramps in search of a parking space. This significantly reduces the emissions of harmful gases and ensures an environmentally clean parking facility.
Here is an estimate of emissions reduction and energy saved in a 1,442 space robotic parking garage:
An annual savings of 19,828 gallons of gasoline in the parking process
The quantity of toxic emissions eliminated are:
2,885 lbs of Hydrocarbons (HC) per year
1,486 lbs of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) per year
11.149 tons of Carbon Monoxide (CO) per year
198 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per year
The 765 space Robotic Parking System built for the Ibn Battuta Gate Complex in Dubai reduces CO2 emissions by more than 100 tons per year with comparable reductions in other pollutants and greenhouse gases. It additionally saves 9,000 gallons of gasoline per year thus contributing significantly to carbon footprint reductions.
Robotic Parking Systems can reduce energy consumption and improve quality of life by positively affecting the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
Cars in a Robotic Parking Systems garage can be stored above- or under- ground; however, users of the garage never leave the ground level. All entry and exit bays are located in a convenient central area which is easy to monitor and secure.
Multiple automatic sensors ensure that your car is properly positioned for parking, and that the area is clear of pedestrians before the car is moved.
NO MORE WALKING AROUND PARKING DECKS, WAITING FOR ELEVATORS OR CLIMBING UP AND DOWN STAIRS
Even if there is only one space available, there is no need for you to drive up and down ramps and throughout the garage to find a parking space. You just drive into the entry bay, get out and lock your car. Then, take your parking card from the kiosk and walk away.
Robotic Parking Systems does the parking for you. You never have to walk around a parking deck, go up and down stairs or wait for an elevator.
NO MORE REMEMBERING WHERE YOU PARKED OR SEARCHING FOR YOUR CAR.
Imagine never having to remember where you parked or search through levels and rows of cars.
When you’re ready to pick up your car from the automated parking garage, just enter the well-lighted and secure lobby and put your parking card into a kiosk. Large screens display the ground floor exit bay where your car can be retrieved. TheRobotic Parking System delivers your car facing forward for easy exit. You can get into your car and drive away in less time than it would take for you to walk to your car and navigate through the ramps of a conventional garage.
VALET SERVICE EASE – BUT YOU KEEP YOUR KEYS
Robotic Parking Systems offer the convenience of premium valet parking without the worries of someone else driving your car. Additionally, since no one is allowed access to the inside of the garage, your car and its contents are 100% secure from theft and vandalism.
Who knew that car parking games would become one of the latest gaming crazes?
You may be wondering what exactly are parking games. Not everyone has heard of them as many of the parking games are a very new genre.
Parking games date back to the classic slow paced puzzle games where you move blocks, or vehicles, around until you get them in the targeted position – or the parking spot. This older, or more original, type of game didn’t catch on like the latest craze of these new games.
Today’s games play on the old style, but are quite a bit different. Many times you will find yourself racing against the clock trying to get parked as quickly as you can. Obstacles will be in the way, such as moving traffic, pedestrians, or just other cars you have to maneuver around. These games include car parking, boat parking, truck parking games, and more.
Neither sophisticated parking nor gaming skills are necessary if you use a Robotic Parking System. There’s no time clock or obstacles in your way. With automated parking, you simply drive into an entry bay and let the machines take your car away to be parked. When you’re ready to leave, the car is delivered back to a exit bay ready for you to drive away. Not as exciting as a parking game, but safe, convenient and easy to use.
Recently, developers of a proposed convention center complex asked Robotic Parking Systems to design an automated parking structure for their project. These types of parking facilities are known to help architects and developers maximize their site development by parking twice as many cars in half the area.
We were able to offer two options for 1200 parking spaces that could save between 59,000 and over 90,000 square feet of land area.
Convention Center Option 1 saves the project 59,202 square feet of land area and gives the developer the option of adding an entire additional building. The developer gains approximately 25,833 square feet of GFA per floor of the additional building. Click Robotic Parking Option 1 to see full size image.
Convention Center Option 2 saves even more space. The project gains 91,463 square feet of land area space for two additional buildings. This gives the developer approximately 41,132 square feet of GFA per floor of the additional buildings. Click Robotic Parking Option 2 to see full size image.
As you can see from these numbers, Robotic Parking Systems creates space for design, develolpment and the community.
Every day there are multiple news stories about accidents, theft and violence in conventional parking garages and parking lots. People are hit by cars or drive off parking decks. Others are mugged, raped, knifed or shot. Vehicles are vandalised and stolen. If you really look at this environment, you see that rows of parked cars or columns in conventional garages offer numerous hiding places for those who intend harm.
There are many ways that parking designers and garage owners work to increase security for individuals. These range from layout to lighting to patrols. One of the ways to greatly enhance security for both the individual and their car is by using a Robotic Parking System design.
REDUCED RISK OF INJURY
There is no need for individuals to walk to and from their car through rows of cars or levels of parking decks. With an automated parking structure, the individual drives into an entry station and leaves their car to be picked up by computerized machinery. When they leave, they return to a well-lighted lobby where their car is quickly delivered to a ground floor exit station. This increases safety and reduces risk of injury.
REDUCED DAMAGE AND DENTS
Parking in a conventional lot or garage almost always results in dings and dents in a car. Space is often tight to squeeze in more parking spaces. There’s always someone who can’t park straight. And, distracted people smash their door into the sides of vehicles, etc. In a Robotic Parking System, no one touches the car after it’s placed on the parking pallet. In fact, the robotic parking garage itself contains only machinery and vehicles – no humans allowed. This reduces damage and dents to the vehicle.
REDUCED THEFT AND VANDALISM Robotic Parking Systems’ reduce theft and vandalism. Vehicles are stored in a fully enclosed structure and are 100% secure from access by others.
Peckham in South London is reported to be a place of choice for up-and-coming artists who are setting up studios and gallery spaces in local disused factories and warehouses.
The Hannah Barry Gallery, housed in an old cricket bat factory also hosts an annual sculpture exhibition set up in a multistory parking lot. The current exhibit, featuring a selection of 14 young sculptors from various backgrounds and countries, covers over 64,500 square feet, stretching over the four top floors of the urban parking garage as well as the rooftop.
The building (Level 7-10, Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park) was in disuse and locked up, but Ms. Barry and her associates convinced the borough of Southwark (which encloses Peckham) to lend it to them.
Because of both its size and appearance, the space is a challenge for both the gallery and artists and allows young artists to re-evaluate the size of their works. A practical advantage of such a space is that it allows many more visitors than a classical gallery format would: on the day of the recent opening, 2,500 art enthusiasts were in attendance; last year, a total of 30,000 visited the summer-long show.
If you’re planning a visit to Washington DC, stop by the National Building Museum and take a look at the exhibit “House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage” which runs through July 11, 2010.
House of Cars explores the relationship between parked cars and the buildings that hold them.
As soon as there were cars, there was a parking problem, and cities responded both by finding ways to fit cars into old structures – such as carriage houses – and inventing a new building type made specifically for automobile storage. As the parking garage’s building type evolved, innovative engineers explored the best ways to lay out parking places and create structural systems to accommodate both cars and people.
“What does the future hold for parking?.”
Obviously, we think automated parking garages offer innovative solutions to improve our cities and address the problems of parking. Robotic Parking Systems creates space by reducing the area needed for parking by up to 50%. Architects and developers can use that space for design features and benefits that enhance the project and the community. For more information, visit www.roboticparking.com.