Park It Here Blog

There are lots of good reasons to do something about parking: to mitigate downtown traffic congestion (as much as 50% of the cars cruising city centers are looking for parking), to reduce pollution, to recover space for public areas and pedestrians, to revitalize our cities and more.

Robotic Parking Systems Inc. developed high-speed robotic technology that cuts parking space in half, creating more room for people, green spaces and architectural design. Robotic Parking Systems built the first large scale automated parking garage in the USA and the first automated garage (765 cars) in Dubai. The company currently holds, for the second time, the Guinness World Record for the largest automated parking facility for 2,314 spaces at Al Jahra Court, Kuwait.

The Park It Here blog explores ways that Robotic Parking Systems’ technology might assist city planners, architects, civic groups, developers, environmentalists and other innovative thinkers seeking to enrich our cities and covers news of current Robotic Parking System projects.

Congestion: Myth 1

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 onthe road and miles driven. Deadhead miles account for up to 50% of miles driven. TNC...

Congestion: Myth 2

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: Myth 3

Congestion: Myth 3

Myth:Expensive, long-term capital projects are the best way to address congestion. Reality:No single solution can solve congestion. Both near- and long-term solutions should be used to combat congestion. A holistic view must be taken when looking at congestion. There...

Congestion: Myth 4

Congestion: Myth 4

Myth:Current parking policies are effective at setting the right parking supply and reducing congestion. Reality: Current parking minimums lead to an oversupply of parking and induce driving, increasing congestion. Cities could consider reducing or eliminating...

Congestion: Myth 5

Congestion: Myth 5

Myth:Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon arrive and will reduce congestion. Reality:Fully autonomous (Society of Automotive Engineers Level 5) vehicles won’t reach widespread adoption until long after 2030. Automobile and technology companies will continue to launch...

Robotic Parking Systems at ENCON2 in Kuwait

Robotic Parking Systems at ENCON2 in Kuwait

Robotic Parking Systems‘ CEO, Royce Monteverdi, participated in ENCON2 (2nd Consulting Services for the Development Plan Forum) held 30 April – 2 May 2019 in Kuwait. The event was sponsored by the Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses under...