Congestion: Myth 2

Myth:
E-commerce has a zero net effect on congestion.

Reality:
Online shopping is putting more delivery trucks on the road and increasing congestion, particularly at the curb.

It was long thought that the rise of e-commerce would be, at worst, neutral in terms of congestion. The theory was that any increase in delivery truck traffic would be more than offset by a reduction in solo trips to the mall in private vehicles. Changes in consumer behavior enabled by e-commerce have upended this expectation, however. Fast, free shipping, which has become the standard for online sellers, has not only increased orders but also raised the number of single package deliveries. In addition, about 30% of online orders end up being returned, compared to 9% for traditional sales. This creates extra trips. The problem is particularly acute in neighborhoods where congestion is already bad, like urban cores. There, delivery companies compete for space at the curb, often double parking and obstructing traffic.

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The National Parking Association commissioned a top-10 consulting firm to produce a
report on reducing congestion. The result: “Parking is a solution to congestion.”

The report, “An Ecosystem Approach to Reducing Congestion,” reaffirms the role of
parking in our cities. For the full study, visit WeAreParking.org/Congestion

© 2018 PwC. All rights reserved.
Produced with the participation of the National Parking Association

Congestion: Myth 1

Myth:
Ride-hailing and car-sharing services reduce the total number of cars on the road.

Reality:
Transportation network companies (TNCs) often increase the number of vehicles on
the road and miles driven. Deadhead miles account for up to 50% of miles driven.

TNC vehicles, on average, travel an extra 0.25-1 mile for every for-hire mile
driven, depending on city utilization rates. Additionally, TNCs directly compete
with more sustainable transportation modes. One-quarter of ride-hailing service
users say they would have used public transit instead if TNCs weren’t an option. TNCs also contribute to congestion by giving their drivers incentives to ignore traffic and parking regulations. In a three-month period in 2017, about 66% to 75% of all traffic violations in San Francisco were committed by TNCs.

Robotic Parking Systems has been advocating better parking options as a means to reduce congestion since 2001. Parking garages in cities do not have to be huge ugly behemoths. Automated parking facilities offer smaller garages with equal parking capacity as well as facades that can blend with any neighborhood.

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The National Parking Association commissioned a top-10 consulting firm to produce a
report on reducing congestion. The result: “Parking is a solution to congestion.”

The report, “An Ecosystem Approach to Reducing Congestion,” reaffirms the role of
parking in our cities. For the full study, visit WeAreParking.org/Congestion

© 2018 PwC. All rights reserved.
Produced with the participation of the National Parking Association

OPTIONAL ROBOTIC PARKING ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

Robotic Parking Systems makes every effort to offer our clients options that integrate with the latest transportation technologies.

Our optional Robotic Parking Electric Vehicle Charging © station is available with all of our automatic parking garages. Once an electric car is driven into and parked in the terminal and the charging cord connected between the vehicle and the pallet, the system can automatically charge the vehicle using a ‘Level 2’ system at the parking slot.

Once a vehicle is charged, the Robotic Parking System can automatically move the car from the charging station into non-charging slot to to make room for other vehicles to be charged.

Costs for charging stations can be provided as separate line item. Developers can then choose as few or as many charging stations as suits their project.

VOTE FOR KUWAIT’S AL JAHRA ROBOTIC PARKING SYSTEM FOR 2018 WORLD’S COOLEST CAR PARKS

The Robotic Parking System built for Al Jahra Court Complex in Kuwait is one of ten on the global shortlist for the World’s Coolest Car Parks competition for 2018 (#WCCP18).

With 2,314 spaces, the Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Automated Parking Facility’.

Martin Mansell, Managing Director of Looking4.com and one of the awards judges, said: “Our top ten demonstrate imagination, innovation and inspiration from architects around the globe, buildings we’d be happy queuing to park our cars in – we look forward to seeing which the public vote as the world’s coolest car park.”

Sophie Killip at DesignCurial and fellow judge, said: “As a design-led website, we were particularly interested in how the architects had used the space in intriguing and clever ways, challenging the traditional view of car parks and transforming the buildings into something exciting.”

We would love to have your vote for Kuwait’s Al Jahra Court Robotic Parking System. Voting ends on 30 June. VOTE HERE! 

ParkSmart Issue 37 – Robotic Parking Systems Newsletter

Robotic Parking Systems’ newsletter – ParkSmart Issue 37 – is now available on line. Click to see your copy.

Robotic Parking Systems Newsletter - ParkSmart Issue 37

ParkSmart – Issue 36

Al Jahra automated parking garage

 

Welcome to ParkSmart Issue 36 from Robotic Parking Systems Inc. In this issue we cover:

ROBOTIC PARKING SYSTEM VERIFIED AS HIGHEST THROUGHPUT CAPACITY IN THE AUTOMATIC PARKING INDUSTRY
“The peak traffic throughput measurement is much more critical in the day to day operations of an automated garage than a single vehicle retrieval time.”

TRAFFIC FLOW AND LIVE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
The Robotic Parking System controls the Entry / Exit Terminals according to live traffic conditions outside the garage.

INTEGRATION WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN TRANSPORTATION
Based on our discussions with leading companies, one element has become very clear – emerging transportation technologies require that the garage of the future must be smart!

REFERENCE M. A. AL-KHARAFI & SONS
M. A. Al-Kharafi & Sons is the main contractor responsible for the Amiri Diwan (the Amir’s Office of the State of Kuwait) Al Jahra Court Complex project in Kuwait.

PARKING FACTS
Little known facts about transportation and the parking industry.

To read this story and others, click here for Robotic Parking Systems’ newsletter – ParkSmart Issue 36.

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Robotic Parking System Verified as Highest Throughput Capacity in the Automatic Parking Industry

Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra, KuwaitRobotic Parking Systems Inc., a Pinellas Park, Florida based company, announced the successful throughput testing of its recently completed 2,350 capacity Al Jahra Court Automatic Parking System in Kuwait. TÜV Nord certified a peak traffic throughput capacity of 425 cars per hour. Throughput capacity is the total number of cars per hour that can be handled in a combination of inbound and outbound vehicle traffic. Additionally, the average retrieval time for a single vehicle was verified as 177 seconds.

Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra Kuwait

“The peak traffic throughput measurement is much more critical in the day to day operations of an automated garage than a single vehicle retrieval time. No other manufacturer in the automatic parking industry has this level of performance verification by an independent third party. We met and exceeded the contractual performance requirements of 400 cars per hour throughput and single retrieval time of 220 seconds,” said Royce Monteverdi, CEO of Robotic Parking Systems Inc.

With this record, Robotic Parking Systems has positioned itself not only as the largest automatic parking facility in the world but also as the manufacturer with the highest peak traffic capacity worldwide. The Al Jahra Court facility surpasses the Emirates Financial Tower garage in Dubai (designed and manufactured by Robotic Parking Systems) that achieved the Guinness World Record as the largest automatic garage with 1,200 parking spaces in 2011.

Juergen Bauer, Chairman of Robotic Parking Systems Inc., emphasized “Robotic Parking Systems has demonstrated the viability of its patented lift-and-run system over and over again. Today, with more than 5,000 units built, the company is the strongest market participant in the Western Hemisphere and perfectly positioned for the North American market. With its latest adaptation to emerging technologies – CASE: Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Sharing and Services and Electrification – Robotic Parking Systems is well aligned with Smart City applications.”

Click here for a copy of the certificate.