1. IoT (Internet of Things) communication device system. The technology allows drivers to see on their smartphone in the real time mode which multi-storey carparks have free spaces. IoT technology implementation results in San Francisco:
- 43% reduction in time used by driver to find a free space
- 30% reduction in distance covered during the space search
2. Automated multi-level parking systems. A shelving system greatly saves space and costs during construction. The technology can be used in surface and underground car parks regardless of the type and scale of property: from large office buildings to detached houses. The vehicle is scanned upon entry and transferred to the parking bay by a robotic platform.
- 4 times higher capacity of automated parking systems than of conventional ones
3. Solar farms integrated into a surface car-park. Awnings with solar panels provide the necessary shade for parking lots during the day time and free lighting at night through the energy accumulated during the sunshine. The generation of surplus energy provides an opportunity for charging electric vehicles and reduces the utility costs of adjacent premises.
4. Parking systems and parking robot technology. Vehicle-integrated sensors and autonomous parking robots require no additional infrastructure, but allow for more compact parking both along roads and in multi-level car-parks.
- 2 times less parking space needed when a parking robot is use