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Bosch and Mercedes-Benz showcase automated valet parking at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel

March 21, 2022

 

 

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz showcase automated valet parking at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel

 

Demonstration in hotel setting highlights dynamics of local deployments of highly automated parking technology

 

 

  • Automated valet parking technology from Bosch interacts with Mercedes- Benz vehicles at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
  • Demonstration of INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT and operated through a smartphone app
  • Low-speed automated maneuvers as step on path to highly automated parking
  • Consumers and parking garage operators benefit from use of automated parking technology.

 

LOS ANGELES– Drive a fully-electric, luxury vehicle up to the hotel at an iconic skyscraper in Los Angeles and simply let the vehicle park itself. This scenario will become a reality in a demonstration of automated valet parking at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown featuring the EQS sedan from Mercedes-EQ. It is the first demonstration of infrastructure-based automated valet parking in a hotel setting in the United States.

Automated valet parking technology from Bosch and Mercedes-Benz is at the core of the demonstration in Los Angeles. It features INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT in the Mercedes-Benz EQS and integration with the smartphone app as part of a holistic demonstration of the future vehicle experience for consumers.

The demonstration is operated in conjunction with InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an 889-room property located in the tallest building west of Chicago.

 

“The demonstration at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will showcase how automated valet parking will operate in a working hotel environment where both automated and non-automated vehicles operate alongside pedestrian traffic,” said Dr. Kay Stepper, senior vice president of automated driving and driver assistance for Bosch in North America. “This allows us to dive into the dynamics of local deployments with the use of a highly-connected EQS from Mercedes-EQ to demonstrate how automated technology continues to move forward.”

“Our vision is that getting time back is a key component of the luxury experience our customers are looking for. The EQS gives you time back by driving itself in traffic jams on highways, but with INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT, it may also be able park itself,” says Dr. Philipp Skogstad, president & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. He adds: “INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT is a feature that together with the required infrastructure enables an automated valet service that gives customers even more comfort and relief in everyday life.”

 

Mercedes showcases INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT

The demonstration features the EQS, showcasing automated valet parking using its existing hardware that is already preinstalled in vehicles such as the S-Class and EQS in Germany/Europe with the required optional equipment. The vehicle interacts with the Bosch intelligent infrastructure installed in the parking garage in order to enable the vehicle to drive and park itself at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

Sensors installed at the building will communicate with the vehicle and guide its maneuvering through the garage. The demonstration also highlights possibilities for additional services such as automated EV charging and a car wash where vehicles move in and out of service areas guided by the intelligent infrastructure.

In conjunction with the necessary optional equipment* and the corresponding Connect service (both depending on country), the EQS has the onboard technology to enter and leave multi-story parking facilities equipped with the Bosch automated valet parking infrastructure in highly automated mode and without a driver, provided that the corresponding Connect service is available and booked for the respective vehicle variant of the EQS and national legislation permits such operation.

 

Demonstration to utilize smartphone app as part of the holistic vehicle experience
The vision: The driver securely parks the vehicle in a designated drop-off area of the parking facility, and after all passengers have exited they start the parking procedure using the smartphone app. The sensor system in the car park checks whether a suitable space is available or was already reserved for the vehicle. If so, the automated valet parking infrastructure confirms the handover of the vehicle for the driver in the App, and he/she can leave the EQS and depart. The vehicle is then started automatically and moves driverless to its parking space with the help of the infrastructure installed in the parking facility. On returning, the driver can let the EQS drive to a designated pick-up area by smartphone command. This means less time searching for parking spots and walking from the parking garage to their destination.

A step on the path to fully automated driving

Automated parking technology showcases the benefits of automation to drivers by providing value to drivers by easing the burden of the parking experience.

“Low-speed maneuvers are part of the holistic opportunity for automated technology,” Stepper said. “Automated technology in the specific use case automated valet parking gets consumers comfortable with how automated technology works and how it can benefit them.”

Bosch engineering teams have been working over the past few years to further develop automated valet parking and support specific testing and deployments around the world.

Drivers and garage operators both benefit

Automated valet parking presents benefits on both sides of the parking experience. For consumers, they will no longer have to search for a parking space and can save time once they arrive to their destination. For parking garage operators, they can increase parking capacity as vehicles no longer need to have room to open doors on all sides as all occupants have already exited the vehicle. Furthermore, operators can offer services such as charging, washing or maintenance.

 

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 35,300 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2021. According to preliminary figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.6 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.bosch.us, www.bosch.ca and www.bosch.mx.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 401,300 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78.8 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch- press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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About Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty GLA SUV to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbvans.com.

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*Preinstallation for INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT: The function can currently not be used. The future use of the function is only possible when national legislation permits operation of INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT, the car parks are equipped with the required infrastructure and the corresponding Mercedes me connect service is available and has been booked for the respective vehicle variant of EQS.

 

Raymond Kahue Joins Parkmatic as Director of Marketing and Business Development 

June 09, 2020

 

 

 

 

Raymond Kahue Joins Parkmatic as Director of Marketing and Business Development 

 

 

June 1, 2020, Manhasset, NY – Parkmatic, leading provider of automated and mechanical parking systems, welcomes Raymond Kahue as Director of Marketing and Business Development. Ray has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, with the last 4 years being in the automated parking space. 

 

 

“We’re excited to have Ray join our company,” says Max Wassef, President of Parkmatic. “Not only has Ray proved his capability in the automated parking industry, but his knowledge and expertise in marketing will be a huge asset to the continued growth and success of our company.” 

Ray will oversee all of Parkmatic’s marketing and growth initiatives. From managing the marketing budget, developing strategies for lead generation, and identifying key areas for improvement, Ray will encompass all corporate marketing strategy for the company. 

“Ray’s career has been revolved around building SMB companies from the ground up in a variety of industries,” says Wassef. “We recognized the work he has done for our industry, and we’re very lucky to have him.” 

Ray has a BS in Information Systems from San Diego State University, and an MBA in Marketing from Saint Leo University. 

Parkmatic designs, manufactures, and constructs automated and mechanical parking systems. Parkmatic is headquartered in Manhasset, New York, with additional offices located nation and world wide. 

Media Contact Raymond Kahue, Director of Marketing and Business Development rkahue@parkmatic.com | www.parkmatic.com 

CityLift Parking Secures $22.5 Million Series C Funding With Dundon Capital Partners 

October 07, 2019

 

CityLift Parking Secures $22.5 Million Series C Funding With Dundon Capital Partners 

 

 

OAKLAND, CA  – CityLift Parking (“CityLift”), the leading provider of automated parking lifts in the U.S., announced it has completed its Series C capital round with Dundon Capital Partners LLC (“DCP”). The investment is the largest completed for any U.S. automated parking lift company in the market today. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CityLift plans to use funds to accelerate its growth and invest in technology innovation to address the rapidly growing automated parking lift industry. John Zutter, Jason Kulas and Jeff Vanderbilt from DCP will be joining CityLift’s Board. 

 

 

“We are delighted to be partnering with DCP,” says Scott Gable, CEO and co-founder of CityLift Parking. “This investment is a vote of confidence in CityLift as the leading player in the future of parking.” 

 This funding builds on an exceptional year for CityLift. CityLift was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 66th fastest growing company in the United States and the fourth fastest growing company in the construction industry. With its CityLift Puzzle™ design, CityLift became the only company approved for semi-automated parking lift systems in Los Angeles. It completed the largest project in the country, a 235-space project in Oakland, CA, and the first 5-level puzzle lift in the U.S., in Nashville, TN. The company is building the first fully automated system in the Pacific Northwest and the first parking lift system in Salt Lake City. 

“DCP’s experience with rapidly growing companies complements CityLift’s current capabilities and will allow it to expand into new markets and attract new customers” says Mike Ghielmetti, CityLift Board Member and co-founder. 

The funding is also well timed to catch the industry growth wave. Automated parking lifts are rapidly being accepted by cities, developers, architects and builders as a means to use less space, build faster, and reduce cost versus building conventional parking. 

“CityLift has demonstrated itself as a clear market leader in the parking space and fits well with our focus on opportunities with strong leadership, attractive and sustainable margins and secular growth trends. We are excited to partner with Scott and Mike and the team going forward.” says John Zutter, Partner of Dundon Capital Partners. Mr. Zutter will be joining CityLift’s Board as its Chairman. 

About CityLift Parking 

CityLift Parking designs, installs, and services automated parking lifts that save space, reduce the cost of building parking, and reduce construction time. CityLift is headquartered in Oakland, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and Boston. 

About Dundon Capital Partners 

Dallas-based Dundon Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm focused on private equity and credit investments across a range of industries. The firm has unique operational experience and managerial capability, combined with its financial backing drives value for its investments and help them achieve their full-growth potential and long-term objectives. DCP holds investments in companies such as Topgolf, Employer Direct Healthcare, OTO Development and a variety of commercial and residential real estate assets. 

Contact 

Raymond Kahue

Director of Marketing

rkahue@cityliftparking.com 

www.cityliftparking.com

In New Jersey, One Relies on Fully Automated Parking Systems from Achern, Germany

October 02, 2019

 

In New Jersey, One Relies on Fully Automated Parking Systems from Achern, Germany

 

 

Jersey City, 2020: A new residential and commercial building is currently being built on Oakland Avenue in Jersey City – and it will have a fully-automated car parking system with 181 parking spaces. The system with the stolzer brand name is designed and manufactured by Stopa Anlagenbau GmbH.

 

 

The company received the good news about the contract a few days ago. This is a resounding success for Stopa and its American cooperation partner Automotion (APS) – and still more proof of the convincing advantages of the sophisticated technology from the Achern-based company. The car parking system will considerably relieve the future parking situation on Oakland Avenue. Compared with conventional car parks, fully-automatic car parking systems can accommodate twice as many vehicles in the same space.

Residents in detached houses and blocks of flats in the area around Oakland Avenue in Jersey City, have been living next door to tradesmen, workshops and warehouses for decades. This is typical mixed area utilisation, well known in American cities. However, the face of the Oakland Avenue neighbourhood will change dramatically over the next few years – and the keyword is consolidation. Existing areas will be used more efficiently. A 15-storey commercial and residential building with a considerable floor area is being built on Oakland Avenue – and local residents are really worried that the parking problem will get worse. However, 181 parking spaces of the fully-automated system by Stopa will certainly ease the situation, at least here.

The universal car parking system, auto-UP for short, will be used in the building. Auto-UP extends over three levels and vehicles will be transferred to three transfer rooms. Two fully-automated storage and retrieval units are planned. They will convey vehicles safely and reliably to and from their parking places via the relevant transfer rooms. Drivers can also exit the building easily in their cars, because their vehicles are already facing in the direction of travel. The fully-automatic car parking systems from Stopa are characterised by long working lives, high levels of operational reliability and low maintenance costs. They are an investment for the future, not only in terms of total lifetime costs, but also for urban planners, architects, investors – and the future of our cities. With its stolzer brand name, Stopa is looking forward to the start of the project in Jersey City.

stolzer is a brand of Stopa Anlagenbau GmbH and stands for our Parking Systems division.

Image source: Stopa; Pixabay

Editor: wyynot, Ralph Müller

 

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Good news from the States: Stopa will build a fully automated parking system at Oakland Street in New Jersey. Project start: 2020.

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S1904_Stopa rack service system

At Baxter Street, New York, a comparable project has already been completed. The rack service system moves the vehicle to its parking slot.

Source: Stopa

S1904_Stopa turning table

Tested and approved countless times: the turning table ensures that the vehicle is already in the direction of travel when picked up by the driver.

 

About Stopa

Stopa is a leading manufacturer of automated parking systems and storage systems for sheet material and long-span goods in Europe. The product line ranges from stand-alone applications to integrated automated modules. With 40 years of practical experience, including the installation of complex plants, and more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide, this independent company possesses unique know-how with regards to product quality and process security, process automatization, and software development.

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Stopa Anlagenbau GmbH

Contact: Anna Ivantsova

Industriestraße 12, 77855 Achern, Germany

AIvantsova@stopa.com, Phone +49 (0) 78 41 / 704 -167

info@stopa.de, www.stopa.com

PARKPLUS: Manhattan’s Largest Automated Parking System Puts More Cars in Less Space

January 18, 2019

 

 

 

PARKPLUS: Manhattan’s Largest Automated Parking System Puts More Cars in Less Space

 

 

 

In the heart of New York City, where street parking is virtually impossible and real-estate is some of the most expensive in the world, a new, state-of-the art automated parking structure stores more cars in less space and less time, and eliminates parking lot accidents. The new facility, designed and built by PARKPLUS, is the largest automated parking system on Manhattan island. Opened December, 2018, it offers robotically operated parking and retrieval for patients and visitors of a large hospital complex on the east side of Manhattan. “Automated parking systems like this are an effective solution for urban areas where parking space is desperately needed,” states Ryan Astrup Director at PARKPLUS. ”A conventional drive-through garage needs wide aisles for turning and maneuvering the cars. The robotic system is much more efficient, eliminating the need for much of that space. It can make use of lots that might be too small for a drive-through garage. This system provides 119 spaces in approximately 30,000 sf on 4 floors. That’s up to 30% more cars than a conventional garage.”

 

The system is set up as Valet parking, but humans only perform a small portion of the process. Visitors hand their keys to a valet who drives it into the loading bay, but from then on, the automated system takes over.

The robotic transfer device, a low profile handling mechanism (dolly), travels below vehicles and moves them onto a shuttle that travels the fixed-rail system. The shuttle travels on a lift to one of the four upper floors of parking and transfers the car horizontally to a pre-determined stall, where the dolly unloads the car. Integrated software records all transactions and allows for remote monitoring for improved system performance and enhanced user experience. Vehicles can be parked in tandem up to 3-deep, and the system will automatically shuffle vehicles as needed. Retrieving the car is simply the same process in reverse, and takes only about 90 seconds in most cases.

 

Moreover, it’s integrated with the hospital’s information system. There are computer pads throughout the hospital where customers can pay for parking and initiate retrieval. The car can be brought down while the driver is still on her way to the parking structure, and is waiting when they arrive at the valet desk.

The parking system is contained within the walls of the hospital building. There is no “garage building” visible from the street. Systems of this type can also be built as free-standing structures, and can have an architectural facade applied to suit the surroundings.

 

The hospital’s valet set-up is an appropriate amenity, but robotic parking systems are user friendly enough that they can be operated without human valets. PARKPLUS has installed robotic parking in residential buildings where the entire parking process is handled automatically, and enabled with a mobile phone app. Drivers retrieve their cars by requesting them from the app, which works from anywhere via internet, and can even schedule a vehicle retrieval time in advance.

 

PARKPLUS is the leading provider of high-density parking solutions, including Mechanical Car Stackers, Semi- and Fully-Automated Parking Systems, and custom systems.  With experience on a multitude of international projects spanning half a century, PARKPLUS designs, manufactures, installs and maintains our patented solutions for a broad variety of commercial and residential applications. With unparalleled expertise in creating cutting-edge products and executing the most complex projects, Park Plus counts many world-renowned companies among its clientele.

parkplusinc.com

 

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Matthew Macris at 213-808-7453, or email matthew.macris@parkplusinc.com

CITYLIFT COMPLETES AUTOMATED PARKING IN SACRAMENTO

January 16, 2019

CITYLIFT COMPLETES AUTOMATED PARKING IN SACRAMENTO

 

 

 

AUTOMATED PARKING AVAILABLE AT 19J IN SACRAMENTO
Located in the heart of midtown Sacramento, 19J is an 11-story mixed-use building consisting of 175 residential units, with approximately 6,600 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Using CityLift’s 3-Level Puzzle with a Pit solution, 19J was able to maximize their parking for their residents.

 

Developed by Mohanna Development, 19J was built with the millenial in mind. Millennial residents value outdoor experience and amenities provided within walking distance. 19J enables residents to spend less money on rent, less time indoors and more time in the heart of midtown, generating an increased demand for restaurants/services. 19J will provide a variety of housing units in the sought-after central midtown area near some of the most populated restaurants and shops.

For more information on 19J, please visit http://19jmidtown.com/

TAKE THE SPACE OUT OF PARKING.
CityLift Parking designs, installs, and services automated parking systems that reduce the footprint needed for parking and can typically be done at a lower cost per space than conventional parking. With over 60,000 parking spaces of our systems installed in 13 countries around the world over the past 15 years, we believe we are the first company that brings a wide range of proven best-in-class products at a great value, combined with a professional-level focus on quality and service.

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