Comparison between a conventional parking lot and a Skyline Automated Parking System. A key factor in parking garage development is always building size. Compared to conventional parking facilities, Automated Parking Systems require an area approximately 70% smaller and a 50% smaller volume on average to park an equivalent number of cars. This gives the parking garage developer lots more options such as adding more parking spaces, utilising more area for non-parking purposes or green spaces, etc.
Feasibility & Profitability
Car parking and parking garage development often have a direct effect on the feasibility of a real estate project. The design flexibility of Automated Parking Systems like Skyline Parking can help in terms of both feasibility and profitability by enabling parking to be located in areas where conventional parking won't fit. The possible locations for APS are virtually unlimited: above ground, underground, freestanding, underneath or integrated into existing buildings and even very narrow or irregularly shaped areas.
Eco-Friendliness & Sustainability
Automated Parking Systems can reduce CO2 emissions by 85% or more by eliminating the need for cars to drive and idle while searching for parking spaces. For parking garage development, APS typically require fewer building materials, a much smaller excavation volume, shorter construction time and reduced construction disruption. For the ultimate in sustainability, Automated Parking Systems are most often the least expensive option for underground parking garages.
Inherent Safety & Security
The safety and security of cars, drivers and pedestrians is always a priority for parking garage development projects. Compared to conventional parking garages, Automated Parking Systems are inherently much safer and more secure because they remove driving and pedestrians from the parking area. No driving means no car damage or possibility of stolen cars. No pedestrians means no need to walk through dim, shadowy parking areas and no opportunity for theft, vandalism or worse.
The primary benefits of automated parking systems compared to conventional multi-story cars parks are:
Up to 70% less land area needed
Up to 50% smaller building volume
Up to 12% ROI
Up to 85% fewer CO2 emissions generated by driving