Automated Parking can save 50% of parking footprint
Parking garages typically require big volumes and are not efficient with land use. Automated parking systems can practically reduce 50% of the space while providing the same (and sometimes more) number of parking spaces as a conventional garage.
Automated parking systems eliminate human involvement in the parking process. No car maneuvering is needed, so no ramps and turning radiuses are built. Humans do not walk inside the vault. Hence cars are stored in narrow stalls that don’t require doors opening or high ceiling heights. Furthermore, no stairs or elevators for passengers are required.
The result is an efficient and optimized space designed just for parking.
Automated parking requires fewer excavations and can shorten construction schedule
Smaller parking volume results in fewer excavations. In some cases, U-tron’s solutions succeeded to blend the entire parking structure into the overall design of spaces. The benefits for new developments are enormous: Shrinking the parking footprint allows for smaller and efficient building design, translated into building materials savings, shorter construction schedules, and higher return-on-investment.
Automated parking does not cost more than conventional parking
The capital expense to build an automated parking system might be lower, similar to or higher than the cost for a conventional parking structure. Still, unlike conventional parking, the savings from having an automated parking system do not end on the capital side but continue to the operational end.
The automated parking system uses less volume (up to 50% less), which could be used for revenue-generating uses such as additional units, commercial or retail space.
The operational costs of an automated parking system are composed of maintenance and utility costs. However, those are lower than the costs of conventional garage that require workforce, 24/7 lighting, elevators and ventilation.
At the end of the day the formula is simple: Similar capital costs, combined with higher revenue from freed space and savings on parking-related costs result in better ROI.
U-tron is a leading turnkey provider in US & Canada for Automated Parking Solutions
We are proud to be a US local company and a turnkey provider of successful automated parking systems. We design, manufacture, install and service our systems, utilizing our proprietary technology by our dedicated teams. With seven operational systems and 20 more in the pipeline, we are the most experienced provider of automated parking solutions in the US.