Robotic Car park
A Car Park in the central district of Hobbemekade, Amsterdam is no easy task,
real estate is a premium in this tourist filled historic town as was the
difficulty posed in the design of a car park that would be totally underground
and no room for the space hungry spiraling entry or exit.
Confined to the space of a lift shaft the use of space was a premium and for
this there was only two technologies that could answer the call, Fluid Film air
casters and space age robotics to control the tetras like puzzle of parking a
vehicle safely and then retrieving it within minutes as the driver called to get
A wide awake team of specialist engineers from a small company in Israel called
ASSA began the project supported by Pat White in the UK and achieved a world
first solution that thanks to Siemens is maintained to this day with updated
robotics technologies and systems, truly an INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING IN MOTION.