Parking Made Simple Thanks to Automation

This article describes New York City’s first fully automated parking garage, located on Baxter Street. The garage, which serves ten to twelve monthly customers and 20-30 daily customers, can store a maximum of 67 cars. This is actually quite a large number for the lot as, without being fully automated, would only be able to store 24 vehicles with the extra space being taken up by ramps and driving lanes. The article also notes that, surprisingly, the garage has rates comparable to normal New York City rates, with a daily fee of $25 and a monthly fee of $400. The garage’s use is described. The customer first drives their car into the entry room onto a pallet. Payment is then made and a receipt is given. At this time the customer leaves the garage, sensors detect vehicle size and ensure no person is in the room, then the system moves the pallet to its storage space. Further fully automated garages will be open in that city in 2008 or 2009.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 29-31
  • Serial:
    • Parking
    • Volume: 46
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: National Parking Association
    • ISSN: 0031-2193

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01052258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2007 2:34PM