In the automated parking garage of this ultra-luxury development, the cars are moved around without the use of pallets. You ease into your vehicle and drive away. This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines. Westfalia Parking Solutions' mission is to be the leading supplier of automated parking systems worldwide through cutting-edge, time-tested equipment, service and customer success. Photo courtesy of Westfalia Logistics Solutions Europe. Safety+Health magazine, published by the National Safety Council, offers comprehensive national coverage of occupational safety news and analysis of industry trends to 86,000 subscribers. In New York City, according to the study, the average driver spends 107 hours a year looking for empty parking spaces, adding up to $2,243 in wasted time, fuel, and emissions per driver. Other amenities include a 50-foot lap pool, spacious fitness center and spa, billiard room, 4,000-square-foot open-air terrace overlooking Independence Hall, and boardroom with a fully equipped catering kitchen. This means that the overall footprint of the building can be smaller to accommodate the same number of vehicles, or capacity, of a traditional garage. This is especially important in densely populated urban areas. SDC also wanted a provider with a solid track record in delivering automated systems. Photo courtesy of Westfalia Logistics Solutions Europe. You’re in a big city, and it’s time to park your car. Systems like this could be specified today into many urban projects now being designed where land and parking spots are at a premium, from office buildings to hospitals, airports, multifamily units, and other uses. Photo courtesy of Westfalia Logistics Solutions Europe. Read what other people are saying and post your own comment, See what types of links we share on social media. Instead, you see a sign that indicates “parking,” and you steer your car into a luxurious transfer area. Why is this important now? “That’s because they are becoming more aware of the inherent advantages of these systems over conventional parking, namely: space savings, making the whole parking experience more convenient, safe, and luxurious for the user; a more sustainable solution due to the reduced emissions, landfill, and energy consumption; and cost savings due to lower construction, operational, and finishing costs and accelerated depreciation of the automated parking system equipment.”. Sponsored by Westfalia Technologies, Inc. According to an article in USA Today, “Searching for parking is more painful than ever for U.S. drivers.”1 The typical driver spends, on average, 17 hours a year searching for open parking spots. With urban congestion and high land prices, the space-saving benefits of automated parking becomes more desirable to designers, owners, and operators. Westfalia’s parking solution is paving the way for innovation in the automated parking industry. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies in accordance with our. The developer, Scannapieco Development Corp. (SDC), is no stranger to automated parking systems and installed one in its previous development at 1706 Rittenhouse Square. A sophisticated melding of machinery and software shifts devices beneath your car, lifts it slightly, and backs it out of the transfer area. “Developers and architects are increasingly looking at automated parking systems,” says Ian Todd, director of automated parking systems at Westfalia Technologies, a leading vendor of automated parking systems. Automated parking systems can decrease emissions 20 to 30 percent compared to a conventional parking garage. This is especially beneficial for projects with a limited construction area. Westfalia Parking Solutions' mission is to be the leading supplier of automated parking systems worldwide through cutting-edge, time-tested equipment, service and customer success. Study says ‘yes’, Recognizing hidden dangers: 25 steps to a safer office, OSHA allowing all employers to suspend annual respirator fit testing. These features that make it easy for the public to enter and exit the building take up valuable space. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Since palletless garages do not require pallets or storage racks, developers can capitalize on those height savings per storage level.