Automated parking systems: Space Savings Made Visual

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The saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, is especially true when it comes to the space saving provided by automated parking systems (APS). To prove this point, the following images clearly show the space-efficiency of APS compared to conventional parking solutions.

Basic Footprint (Area) Comparison

Area “A” shows a conventional parking scheme used in a multi-storey car park for 20 cars.
Area “B” shows the same 20 cars parked in the much smaller footprint of an APS.

The tremendous size difference results from removing people from the car parking process. This permits the elimination of space-wasting items such as stairs, walkways, passenger lifts, driving ramps, oversized parking spaces, etc. The footprint of an APS can be up to 70% smaller than that of a multi-storey car park.

APS space saving made visual

Figure 1: Comparison of Area for a Conventional Multi- Storey Car Park and an APS

Basic Height Comparison

Like the footprint comparison, the height of an APS (“B”) is much less than that of a conventional multi-storey park (“A”). The reasons similarly include the elimination of unnecessary space and height when cars are parked by machines instead of humans.

APS space saving made visual
Figure 2: Comparison of Height for a Conventional Multi- Storey Car Park and an APS

Basic Volume Comparison

Finally, Figure 3 shows an approximation of the relative volume for a conventional multi-storey park and an APS providing equal numbers of parking spaces.

The total volume is the product of the footprint (area) and height. The volume of an can be as much as 50% less than that of a conventional multi-storey car park.

APS space saving made visual

Figure 3: Comparison of Volume for a Conventional Multi-Storey Car Park and an APS

About Skyline Parking AG
Skyline Parking

Skyline Parking AG designs and supplies the most space-efficient and fastest fully automated parking systems. Skyline’s systems provide high returns while being an environmentally and user-friendly answer to the growing scarcity and cost of urban space, worldwide. The broad range of products, means that Skyline Parking has a solution for virtually any location, problem and requirement.

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