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The future of driverless parking in Los Angeles was unveiled Thursday at a high-end Van Nuys apartment complex. The region’s first fully automated parking system lets drivers pull their car in to a bay, jump out and let the machines take over..
Today, municipalities are focusing on smart urban in-fill and redevelopment projects, so builders must look for new ways to provide sufficient parking. The challenges of developing urban environments are numerous and often idiosyncratic, but adequate parking is always an issue. The limitations inherent in traditional parking structures often result in extremely inefficient parking with excessively high construction costs and little or no return on investment.
The residents of a Van Nuys apartment complex are getting a taste of the future – Jetsons style.
January 12, 2015 at 9:41 pm
Imagine a future free of parking hassles. AutoParkiT (www.AutoParkiT.com) has built the first fully automated parking structure in Los Angeles in an upscale apartment community. It’s the first-ever system of its kind in Southern California that promises to revolutionize parking.
But imagine a different world, one free of such proletarian strivers. You pull into your high-end condo building, drive your car onto a steel pallet and shut off the engine. The glass door of the oversized elevator closes and you and your car are whisked upward at 650 feet per minute.
Automated parking is not new and semi-automated mechanical parking has been used in Asia and parts of Europe for more than a decade. But most systems require a concrete structure for their equipment and a full-time operator, which adds to construction and operational costs.