Robotic Parking Systems set out to change the way the world parks.
Finding a parking spot in the city is a hassle, plain and simple. That’s why my company, Robotic Parking Systems, set out to change the way the world parks. Our company creates automated and high-speed parking systems. Compared to a typical garage structure, our system parks twice as many cars in the same physical space. On top of that, we’ve created a ‘valet without the valet’ service that decreases traffic entering and exiting the garage, eliminates accidents, optimizes land use, cuts auto emissions and promotes ‘green’ urban development. Who says there’s no innovation in parking?
Honestly, finding a parking space can be downright annoying. Now instead of circling different parking levels and hoping the find a free spot, drivers just have to enter a street-level terminal and let the garage handle the rest. Sophisticated software controls the platforms, lifts, motors, sensors, and other mechanical gear that transport cars to an open spaces in a multi-story steel shelving system. When you’re ready to leave, instead of scouring the garage, trying to remember where you left your car, the system locates your vehicle and returns it to a ground level exit terminal – facing in the correct direction. Retrieving a car takes just one to three minutes and each entry and exit gate can handle 30 cars per hour (correction – 45 cars per hour) on average.
How does it work?
The automation software that runs the garage is powered by GE’s Cimplicity intelligent platform, a client/server based visualization and control solution with detailed human machine interface (HMI) graphics screens. Our HMI 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 help maintain a high level of uptime. The HMI records the rotation of every wheel, bearing, gearbox and motor. All moving parts are tracked and recorded in real time, and any needed maintenance is immediately reported online to the service department.