RPS 1000 – The Original Robotic Parking System

The Robotic Parking System is a fully integrated automated parking facility capable of receiving, parking and retrieving passenger vehicles automatically. All parking operations (including vehicle lifting, transfer, distribution and storage) are performed by multiple independent machines directed by computer programs that execute procedures with no human intervention. Operation of the system is monitored from a control room.

In the early 90’s, the company coined the term “robotic parking” to describe this new parking technology and adopted that name for the company. Decades later the term “robotic parking” is now being used industry-wide to represent any automated parking system.

The Robotic Parking System offers:

  • An innovative parking solution with premium advantages for everyone.
  • Better space utilization – more parking spaces within the same volume of garage.
  • Greater convenience and better parking experience for users.
  • Increased safety and security for individuals and their cars.
  • Certified highest throughput and fastest retrieval of multiple cars in the industry.
  • True redundancy and reliability to ensure cars can always be stored and retrieved.
  • Proven in multiple facilities over more than 18 years.
  • Automation based on international automation experts, GE Intelligent Platforms.
  • Manufacturer is ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.
  • Lower overall operating and maintenance costs.
  • Aesthetic – complete flexibility in designing the façade and entry / exit terminals.
  • Reduces pollution and greenhouse gases.
  • Optional electric charging stations.
  • Manufactured in the USA using the highest quality electromechanical components.
  • Accommodates wide sedans and large SUV’s such as Porsche, Escalade, Range Rover, Tahoe and more.
  • Installed complete with cameras, CCTV, kiosks, large LCD screens for guidance and instruction, computers, software and more.
  • Handles vehicles up to 3 tons.
  • Integration with emerging technologies such as autonomous cars.

Our top of the line RPS 1000 automated parking system can accommodate from 200 to over 5000 parking spaces using half the space of a ramp-style parking garage. Its certified high-speed efficiency and fast retrieval times guarantee a safe and satisfying user experience.

By reducing the land area used for parking, the RPS 1000 gives developers or municipalities opportunities for more green space,  additional usable space or to build parking garages in areas previously considered impossible.

Modular System

The flexible, modular Robotic Parking System can be built above ground, underground, inside a building, on top of a building or under a building. Lot sizes can be as small as 60 ft. x 60 ft. minimum, and the height (or depth) can be up to 130 ft. An example ideal footprint is 100 ft. x 200 ft. by 48 ft. — 60 ft. high; however, we can customize our parking system to fit any area that meets our 60 ft. minimum.

Greater Reliability

The Robotic Parking System offers true redundancy. This translates into a greater level of reliability and ensures uninterrupted operation. All major components have at least one backup system and in some cases as many as four. No single failure will ever result in the system being inoperable.

Robotic Parking System’s HMI (Human Machine Interface) is one of the most sophisticated diagnostics systems in the industry. Its patented high-level warning systems provide alerts well in advance of any failures to minimize downtime.

Any mechanical or electronic component can fail. However, the beauty of the Robotic Parking Systems is that even in the event of failure, the system continues to operate. Uptime of the system is unprecedented.

Flexible Façades

The façade is completely flexible and can be designed to blend in with neighboring buildings with a look that is contemporary, historic, traditional, etc. Any type of material can be used — concrete, wood, brick, stone, aluminum, glass, etc. It is completely up to the imagination of the owner and his architect.

Safer and More Secure

Robotic Parking Systems virtually eliminate the risk of vehicle damage or theft as well as the risk of personal injury so common in conventional lots and garages. Rather than spending an exorbitant amount of time driving around looking for a parking space, drive up to the garage and enter the ground level entry terminal; get out and lock the car; push a few buttons and simply walk away. When leaving, the driver returns to a well-lit lobby where the car is quickly delivered to a ground floor exit terminal. Get in and drive away. Hassle free!

Eco-friendly and Cost Effective

Robotic parking is a green parking solution. Electromechanical automatic parking reduces CO2 emissions and other pollutants and greenhouse gases. No cars drive inside the garage so there are no choking car emissions to ventilate.

Overall development cost can be significantly lower than for a conventional garage. Since there are no people or running cars inside the facility, there are lower lighting and ventilation requirements. Lower insurance costs, lower personnel expenses and smaller land area required and more – all add up to increased savings.

Underground applications are particularly well suited to the RPS 1000. Because less space is needed, developers can save as much as 50% on the excavation alone.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Robotic Parking Systems Inc. completed the rigorous audit process and is now ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.

RPS 200 - Designed for Small Entrance Areas

Robotic Parking Systems’ RPS 200 automated parking garage is the perfect solution for sites where only a small area is available at the entry / exit level of the garage.

The RPS 200 includes an industrial lift that rotates and transports the vehicle to the appropriate parking levels either above or below the access level.

Ideally, several entrance terminals can be made to fit into the available site area in order to achieve redundancy and sufficient peak traffic handling of the system.

Optional Robotic Parking Electric Vehicle Charging © Stations

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 make room for other vehicles to be charged. In this way fewer charging stations can be utilized to charge more cars.

Click here for frequently asked questions about EV charging stations.

Optional Integrated, Automated Car Wash

Robotic Parking Systems uses leading brushless car wash manufacturers for optional integration into our fully automated parking system. One such product that we have installed is the MARK VII brushless portal with auto drying system. The car wash performs the wash procedure through software embedded commands. Robotic Parking Systems recommends implementing the car wash together with a full water recycling system that only uses five liters of fresh water per one car wash. The remaining water needed will be used from fully recycled water that is stored in nearby tanks.

Optional Container Storage

Robotic Parking Systems has developed storage containers that easily allow spaces not needed for parking to be used for storage of household goods or office records, etc. Simply, containers are utilized instead of the pallets used for cars. The automated machinery moves and stores both the car and the container in the same manner.

The storage containers are the same dimensions (7.33 ft x 19 ft x 7 ft. 8 in. / 2,235 mm x 5,791 mm x 2030 mm) as the vehicle pallets making the system components fully modular and interchangeable. Containers can be compartmented into various sizes as well as equipped with shelves. This provides extreme flexibility for large and small storage needs.

Goods can be loaded into the container directly from the car — the container will be brought to you in the terminal area. There is no need to load the goods on carts and wind through long aisles or go up and down elevators to arrive at your designated storage bin.

This feature can also be combined with our Loading / Unloading Stations.

Optional Loading / Unloading Stations

To provide higher Peak Traffic (the number of cars in and out per hour) in the system, Robotic Parking Systems developed special Loading & Unloading Stations that can be installed on the side of the actual drive-in terminals. These specialized terminals are for the patron’s convenience for loading or unloading the car, or in case someone forgot something in the vehicle after it has already been transferred inside the system. Vehicles cannot be driven off these terminals, and they are only accessible through a man door.

Optional Security Portal

For applications that require high security, Robotic Parking Systems can install an extremely sensitive drive through portal which detects narcotics, explosives, radioactive materials, plastic weapons and even bodies hidden inside trunks. The security portal would be installed in the drive way to the Robotic Parking System just prior to driving into the entry terminals. The security portal creates photo-like gamma-ray images revealing the threats.

Service and Maintenance

Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. begins its service and maintenance programs at the design stage with true redundancy for high reliability. Uptime of the system is unprecedented.

The patented warning system alerts staff well in advance saving valuable time correcting any reported deviations before a failure would occur. Using local and remote access as well as the built-in diagnostic tools, the Robotic Parking System can be easily monitored and maintained from anywhere in the world. On site diagnostics, preventative maintenance and service are all performed using only factory trained technicians.

According to national and international standards and guidelines, a public automated parking facility should be manned during the hours of operation by a factory trained technician. Such an operator can also cover the service and maintenance functions.

A long-term Maintenance and Operation Contract with a subsidiary of Robotic Parking Systems Inc – Robotic Services and Operations LLC – is recommended to ensure flawless operation of the garage and the highest owner satisfaction. A Maintenance and Operation Contract will extend the warranty on the system for the life of such agreement.

For owners who want to use their own staff for operations and weekly maintenance functions, Robotic Parking Systems provides two sets of complete operation and maintenance manuals and will provide on-site training for these personnel.

These comprehensive service and maintenance programs are indicative of Robotic Parking Systems’ commitment to a high level of reliability and the smooth operation of any of its installed systems.