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.

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.”

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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.

Robotic Parking Systems Promotes Ramanathan Ramasubbu

Robotic Parking Systems is pleased to announce the promotion of Ramanathan (“Ram”) Ramasubbu to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Ramanathan promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Ramasubbu holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for the company for eleven years. In his prior positions as Senior Mechanical Engineer and Technical Manager, Ramasubbu rapidly gained experience in all phases of the production and operation of Robotic Parking Systems’ automated parking garages. He was involved in the design and build of the 765 space and 1200 space parking facilities in Dubai as well as instrumental in the design, installation and start-up of the 2350 space facility in Kuwait. Ramasubbu also lead the team implementing the processes and procedures required to pass the rigorous audit for the company to be ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.

In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Ramasubbu assumes responsibility for design, engineering, manufacturing, software development, installation, operations and quality control of the company’s acclaimed high-capacity automatic parking garages. His past achievements and the wealth of experience gained are invaluable to the growth and continued success of the company.

Robotic Parking Systems is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Robotic Parking Systems ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Robotic Parking Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the rigorous audit process and is now ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.

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Building a 2350 Space Robotic Parking Garage – Part 3

Robotic Parking Systems‘ robust, durable and safety-compliant industrial lifts transport cars from one level to another in our automated parking garage. We call these industrial lifts (composed of a deck, a drive and counterweights) Vertical Lift Conveyors (VLC) .

“These industrial lifts are a purely electromechanical design with long lasting chain drive and variable frequency drives that allow speed adjustments,” stated Royce Monteverdi, CEO. “They are also equipped with safety locks and other electronics that allow safe operation in a fully automated parking application,” he added.

Once the frames for VLC components are fabricated, they are primed and painted with high-quality, long-lasting industrial paints.

Robotic Parking Systems' VLC Counterweights
Robotic Parking Systems’ VLC Counterweights are painted.

 

Robotic Parking Systems' VLC Drive
Painting the Robotic Parking Systems’ VLC Drive frame.

 

VLC Deck Ready for Assembly
After painting, the VLC Decks are ready for assembly to begin.

 

Robotic Parking Systems' VLC Deck
Robotic Parking Systems’ VLC Deck machines painted and stacked in preparation for mechanical assembly.

 

 

 

 

Building a 2350 Space Robotic Parking Garage – Part 1

In just nine (9) months, Robotic Parking Systems manufactured, tested and shipped a record setting 210 machines for a new 2350 space automated parking facility.

This is the first of a multi-part series that will take you through the entire process of fabricating, assembling, testing, shipping and installing the machinery, automation components and electronics for this robotic parking garage.

Beginning in April 2014 with a bill of material consisting of about 2500 individual items, tens of thousands of parts and materials were ordered and began flooding into our manufacturing plant. Our vendors worked closely with us and were vital to our meeting an incredibly tight production schedule despite normally long lead times.

Robotic Parking Systems precision milling

Royce Monteverdi, CEO, stated, “Precision milling is critical in the fabrication of Robotic Parking Systems’ machinery. The fabrication teams must hold to very tight tolerances that are required for the assembly of the machines.”

Shipments began in September 2014 and by early January 2015 about 1300 tons of machinery, electronics and materials were shipped out in 98 ocean freight containers.

The installation crew began arriving on site in November 2014 to oversee the off loading of the machinery and electronics. Installation is in progress, and we’ll announce details about the project as we near the completion and opening of the facility.

When is Robotic Parking not Robotic Parking?

In the 1990s automated parking was still largely just a discussion about possibilities. While there were some old “mechanical garages” in New York and New Jersey, to most people in the parking industry, a robotic garage was one where the entry and exit gates went up and down automatically. The concept of a software system running a garage was still futuristic.

Robotic Parking Systems High Peak Traffic

This was the environment in 1994, when Royce Monteverdi coined the term “robotic parking” and established Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. Monteverdi developed the “Lift and Run” system, a software controlled system that ran three separate sets of machines, for the x, y and z axes, to take a car from an entry bay to an upper level, park it, and bring it back to the gate or terminal on demand.

The Lift and Run system, integrating mechanical capability with software control, was a monumental breakthrough in the parking industry. As the New York Times mentioned in 2000, Robotic Parking Systems’ working garage in Hoboken, NJ was the country’s first fully automatic garage.

In the following decade, the term “robotic parking” was picked up and used by others entering the field. Today it has become a generic term for the type of software controlled automatic parking system pioneered by Monteverdi.

And of course, as with any new technology, those entering the field have attempted to bring other technologies into the field, or innovate on the original concepts, with varying degrees of success.

News occasionally comes across our plates about a “robotic parking” garage having difficulty retrieving cars promptly, even some with much smaller capacities than the garages built by Robotic Parking Systems. The use of the term robotic parking should not be interpreted to mean that these garages are using the Robotic Parking Systems technology, which includes the patented Lift and Run system and Robotic Parking Systems proprietary software.

To date we have not seen an alternative system that has been able to match or exceed Robotic Parking Systems’ peak traffic rates of delivery.

The Robotic Parking Systems garage in Dubai, for example, was tested in 2009 and delivered 252 cars per hour; more than four cars per minute, at peak traffic times. The garage the company is currently building will deliver more than 500 cars per hour at peak traffic.

This is not the first time that an original name has been picked up and used across an industry. Escalators were once the proprietary invention of the Otis Elevator Company. We all know how Xerox and Kleenex became generic terms.

Whatever confusion is created by seeing “robotic parking” in a headline of a story that has nothing to do with Robotic Parking Systems, Inc., we are proud that, like Xerox and Kleenex, Robotic Parking Systems continues to provide the benchmarks and performance standards we came out of the (robotic) starting gate with in 1994.

Some US Airports Are Searching Cars Parked by Valets Without Your Presence or Consent

If you’re not aware of this parking issue in the US, you should be …

The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

This right is apparently being violated by a number of airports in their Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved security plans.

According to a recent AP article, workers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport commonly search cars travelers leave with valet parking. The airport’s aviation director (Jack Christine) says any vehicle dropped off at the airport’s curbside is subject to being searched, and workers have been doing that for the past year-and-a-half.

Christine says if the no-notice searches find anything suspicious, law officers are called to take a look.

An article in Mother Jones‘ reported that a New York woman who valeted her car at Greater Rochester International Airport returned to find a notice on her car informing her that it had been searched without her consent.

The article goes on to say that not only does TSA approve searches of the trunks and interior of unattended cars in an undefined perimeter that’s considered
dangerously close to the airport—like a car left with valet parking—but if a valet attendant finds illegal drugs instead of bombs, they will call the police.

Similar searches without owner consent also appear to have been occuring at San Diego International Airport for the past two years.

Mother Jones reported that not all airports handle valet car searches the same way. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Nashville International and Logan Airport in Boston search the car while the driver is present. If the driver objects then they are directed to another parking location.

The justification for the violation from some legal experts seems to be that you’ve voluntarily turned the property over to someone else (the valet) or some obscure notices have been posted at the airport stating that cars are subject to search; however, other legal experts strongly argue against this interpretation.

I don’t know about you, but when I valet park I have a reasonable expectation that things stored in my dash, my trunk, etc. are off limits to a valet or anyone else unless they have my express permission to search or have a duly executed warrant.

Parking Attendant Plunges Down Elevator Shaft – This Can’t Happen with a Robotic Parking System

NBC New York reports that a Manhattan parking garage attendant plunged several floors down an elevator shaft in the Audi he was driving.

Car and driver plunges down an elevator shaft.

The attendant working at the Central Parking Garage fell from the fifth floor and landed between the first and second floor. He was able to climb out of the car before FDNY arrived on scene and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This sort of personal injury cannot happen with a Robotic Parking System. Electo-mechanical machinery moves the cars into and out of ground floor entry / exit terminals without human intervention. This is an added level of safety for both the public and parking attendants.

source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Parking-Garage-Worker-Falls-Elevator-Shaft-Manhattan-222574111.html