Vancouver Gets First Robot Parking Garage in Canada

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The future is here.

A downtown condo building is the first in Canada to boast a robotic parking garage, which is just as cool as it sounds.  When drivers pull in, they get out of their cars and swipe a special access card.  Vehicles are then automatically lowered and parked in a five-floor garage below the building – with no one at the wheel.

The 240-space robotic parking garage at 838 West Hastings Street is the largest of its kind in North America and the first in Canada, according to the Vancouver Sun.  It sits below the new Jameson House building, a 38-storey luxury high-rise completed in 2011.  Because the building is so narrow (just the size of two, single-family lots), underground parking space was severely limited.  So the architects got creative.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Gets First Robot Parking Garage in Canada