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Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-08-2010, 11:40 PM Reply   
http://www.woehr.de/en/projekte/budapest_m730/index.htm
Old     (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-09-2010, 7:09 AM Reply   
Impressive although it seems like a lot of money spent on something as trivial as parking a car.
Old     (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-09-2010, 7:21 AM Reply   
^^ No way, your potential revenue increase by adding that much capacity is prob huge.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-09-2010, 7:58 AM Reply   
Cool, until you're in a hurry, or forget something. Kind of like putting your car in a rental locker at a ski resort
Old     (bkey79)      Join Date: May 2010       07-09-2010, 8:35 AM Reply   
There was something to do with parking in that video? Sorry, kinda had my eyes on something else!
Old     (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-09-2010, 8:43 AM Reply   
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Sorry, kinda had my eyes on something else!
Me too... Till they showed her face...
Old     (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-09-2010, 9:10 AM Reply   
Parking is a problem in many major metropolitan cities.
I don't see why it's not feasible in the US. Especially if it cuts down on crime/break-ins.

Fast & Furious - Tokyo Shift showed a multiple car garage as well.
Old     (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-09-2010, 9:13 AM Reply   
Parking a car is never trivial in old European cities. That truely is a fascinating engineering feet to have that entire sysstem automated. But what happens if you lose you little token?
Old    ScottRobinson            07-09-2010, 9:20 AM Reply   
They said they can access by license plate if you lose your token. I think that is just an amazing engineering design. No wonder the US is sometimes behind other countries on certain things.
Old     (deltahoosier)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-09-2010, 9:57 AM Reply   
Extremely maintenance heavy operation. This would only work in countries with low wages or extremely high volume.
Old     (andy13)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-10-2010, 8:52 PM Reply   
This would only work as it is shown in the video, as a public good. Theres too much in overhead, maintenance, and operational costs to be feasible for most of the private sector. But as a public good the gov would pay for the structure and equipment and use the parking fees to cover operational costs and maintenance
Old     (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-11-2010, 12:27 PM Reply   
Because of the size of America It is hard for Americans to perceive how custered it can be in European cities. It cost about $8 per hour at a meter in London. Plus there is a congestion charge during the week. If you drive into London itself, Mon thru Fri, there is a $15 charge before you even park. So expensive.
They don't call it Treasure Island for nothing.
Old     (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-13-2010, 9:16 AM Reply   
Someone needs to come up with a system similar to that to back up trailers and launch boats. Think how it would cut down on the Wally factor every Saturday morning at your local lake.

Also, America has too many trucks and SUV's for that system to work. It is awesome engineering though.
Old     (deltahoosier)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-13-2010, 11:51 AM Reply   
They do have that at Discovery Bay. Call them and they pull your boat off the rack with a big forklift and they drop it in the water. When your done, they put it on a stand for you then on the rack once you cleaned it up.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-14-2010, 7:14 PM Reply   
Japan has had similar garages for years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx19caAaMo4

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