Ride-hailing and car-sharing services reduce the total number of cars on the road.
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.
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
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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.
We hope all of you enjoy a very happy and healthy holiday season!
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!
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.
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We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!