Compu-Park SA initially offered only cylindrical automated car parking systems. We soon realized our inability to fully meet our clients’ requirements and introduced rectangular and hydraulic parking systems. However, while the latter allowed us to offer a greater variety, they were still not able to meet the demands imposed by strict City officials, Traffic Engineers and property developers, namely:
- Cycle times;
- Efficient space utilization.
Existing automated high-capacity parking systems rely on dated car elevator technology to transfer vehicles between the entrance enclosure and the parking levels. This technology handles one car at a time - equal to 20-30 cars per entrance per hour - making it unsuitable for locations with peak AM/PM traffic. In our experience, the slow throughput has been a major stumbling block when proposing automated parking solutions to developers, City officials and traffic engineers in South Africa.