Advances in Technology are making it easier for drivers to park their vehicles. There are more parking spots available and there are also benefits to the environment.
LOS ANGELES — Warren’s mayor and John Moliterno of the Western Reserve Port Authority were among the Mahoning Valley officials who attended today’s grand opening of an Auto Parkit automated parking structure.
AUTOParkit™, which creates fully-automated parking garages, wants to build a plant at the old Delphi site in Warren
Mayor Jim Clarke participated in the ribbon cutting last Friday for the new automated parking garage in the Helms Bakery District, 8758 Venice Blvd. The project was constructed by AUTOParkit™. To access the garage, drivers enter through a traditional garage door, turn off their car, and walk a few steps to a kiosk where they activate the AUTOParkit™ System. Then the driver’s car is safely whisked away by an industrial, commercially adapted high tech system. There are no attendants required with an AUTOParkit™ System, self-monitored with notifications on performance, sent electronically via email, text or automated call.
City officials from Los Angeles and Culver City gathered March 10 for the opening of the fully automated parking structure at the Helms Bakery complex. Pictured, from left, are Los Angeles City Councilmen Bob Blumenfield and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, property owner Wally Marks, Christopher Alan, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Warren, Ohio, Mayor William “Doug” Franklin, Culver City Mayor Jim Clarke and Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Bloom. (Photo by Ricardo Caillet-Bois)
CULVER CITY — Helms Bakery and AutoParkIt unveiled the region’s largest fully automated parking structure March 10.
WARREN — The developer working to bring an automatic parking manufacturing facility to Warren expects to finalize terms of the purchase of the former Delphi property on Dana Street in coming weeks.
A Southern California company that constructs fully automated car garages is seeking to eliminate the sometimes troublesome process of parking a vehicle.
Auto Parkit has built several advanced-technology garages, including a new one at the Helms Bakery campus in Culver City. The structure houses 247 vehicles.
According to the company’s president and founder, Christopher Alan, a similar-size standard garage — with driveways, ramps, and headroom — would only be able to fit 86 vehicles.
Though the price of an individual structure was not disclosed, Auto Parkit officials said the company is able to build robotic garages for roughly the same cost as regular concrete facilities — but with far less maintenance.
Standard garages need ventilation and lighting systems that must run constantly, a concern that does not apply to automated garages as they remain unoccupied.
“The cars don’t run, they’re not using gasoline…. So that energy consumption alone is about 60 percent less than a traditional parking structure,” Alan said.
Precise, computer-controlled parking also prevents possible vehicular damage.
“No cars get scratched. No birds get in there. Your car’s going to stay clean,” said Walter Marks, owner of Helms Bakery. “You can leave it unlocked and there’s no one in there to get it.”
Auto Parkit said it is currently in talks to build more than 40 garages in the Los Angeles area.
Automated Parking At Helms Bakery
It works like a giant vending machine at the Helms Bakery Complex.