The obvious main feature of an automated parking system is its ability to park cars automatically, as the name would suggest. The reality however, is that automated parking offers many features that appeal to both the owner and users of the system.
The top ten features of automated parking for owner and user include;
Space saving design.
Ease of access.
Space Saving Design – Automatic parking systems use roughly half as much land to park the same number of cars. Their efficient design allow for increasingly expensive land to be used for other development or beautification.
Increased Revenue – Because these systems are designed for efficiency, the cost of development is also decreased in comparison to traditional parking garages. Many automated car parks don't require an attendant.
Green Parking – Because the car is turned off sooner and there is no driving through a garage to get to the spot, automated parking systems are proven to reduce pollution and traffic congestion.
Modified Facades – These systems are customizable to meet the style or fit of the buildings around them, allowing their seamless integration into communities.
Redundancy – Automated car parks are built to be redundant in their technology. If any fault occurs in one system, the other picks up seamlessly where the other left off. Even in event of a power outage, these systems are built with backup generators.
Reduced Liability – In many instances, because these systems are safer with no moving traffic inside and no pedestrians, liability insurance rates are much lower compared to traditional car parks.
Ease of Access – For the user, recalling the car from its parking spot can be as easy as swiping a card or requesting the car via the internet. With the time between call and delivery of the car being under 180 seconds, access is very quick.
Security – Security of the vehicle can't be beat. Safely held in a closed building protects the car from theft, vandalism and also the elements. With no traffic, the chance of accidents, scraps or fender benders is also reduced to zero.
Valet Service – Automated parking acts like a valet, but allow the user to keep the keys. The user simply exits their vehicle and walks away and on return their car is placed and turned allowing them to drive away.
Time – With no time spent finding parking, and exiting the building via stairs or elevator the user instantly has more time to be spent doing things they want to do.
These ten features of automated parking are major reasons why automated parking is the future of the parking experience.