Automated Parking Saves Space
Automated Parking systems allow vehicles to be stored without human intervention and allow for much greater vehicle density within a parking facility. By consuming roughly half the space of a conventional parking garage, automated parking brings value to real estate development projects in any of the following four ways:
In urban infill situations with small or irregular footprints that are not conducive to the construction of a ramp garage structure, automation may be the only way to satisfy the need for parking.
Additional Economic Benefits to Developer
Enjoy tax benefits from equipment’s Accelerated Depreciation.
Reduce Up Front Capital by phasing equipment as project leases up.
Smaller structure results in Less Construction Time.
Green aspects help qualify for LEED Certification.
Improved user experience = Faster Lease Up.
Reduced lighting, ventilation and labor = lower operating costs.
Total accountability and control eliminates shrinkage (employee or operator skimming)
In addition to the economic benefits to the developer, consider the numerous benefits of automated parking to the consumer and the community in general.
Automated Parkingis Greener
Elimination of Carbon Emissions since cars are turned off once in the garage.
Half the materials are used in the construction of the garage.
Less electricity required due to reduced lighting and ventilation requirements.
Preferential parking automatically granted to electric and hybrid vehicles.
Automated Parking is Safer
Consider that parking lots are the number one place where sexual assaults by strangers occur. Unfortunately self park garages are difficult to monitor and secure and therefore
present an opportunity to would be robbers and assailants.
Even if no one is lurking in the garage, it can be an unpleasant experience to walk alone at night to one’s car in a large ramp garage.
By contrast consumers do not enter automated parking garages and occupied space is limited to a small central common area which is easy to monitor and secure
Automated Parking is More Secure In an automated parking garage, you can park your car with the piece of mind that no one has access to it. Because automated parking garages are unoccupied, many of the problems that plague conventional self park garages are eliminated:
Fender Benders Door DingsVandalism
Theft of VehicleTheft of Vehicle Contents
Automated Parking is More Convenient In an automated garage, even if there is only one space available, just drive into the central loading area and park. There is no need to drive up and down ramps searching for a space, nor do you have to remember where you parked your car. Everyone gets the chairman’s spot!
Upon returning, just enter your code and have your car delivered and ready to drive away in less time than if you walked to your car and navigated back down the ramps of the garage. It’s like valet service but without the worries of someone else driving your car.
Optional services include electric vehicle charge stations and an automatic car wash. Automated Parking Improves the Cityscape Because they are about twice as efficient as a typical self park ramp garage, automated parking facilities consume substantially less space, preserving more room for street level retail or open space to make for a more attractive development.
Since they are typically enclosed, any variety of facades can be used to make the facility blend in with the surrounding neighborhood.
In addition to having a more attractive facade, enclosed automated garages substantially reduce noise and light pollution commonly associated with conventional open air garages.