Sunday, April 10, 2005

Invention of the day: Fully automated robotic parking garage.
The way it works is, a driver pulls in and drives onto a parking tray. The machinery does the rest.

"You get out of your car," said [developer Danny] Bivens. "It'll scan your car to make sure there's no dog in there or baby or husband."

The tray rises into the structure like an elevator and shifts the tray into an empty spot, returning with another tray.

"It slides them like an electronic Rubik's cube," said Bivens.

When the resident is ready for the car, a handheld device can be scanned in the elevator on the way down. The car will be waiting.
(Via Linkfilter.)