A new car park in Birmingham has been made possible by the installation of a sophisticated £2m robotic system that enables cars to park themselves.
The car park is situated 20 metres (65ft) below ‘The Cube’, a canal-side office and apartment development, access to which is hampered by nearby shops and bars. The use of a traditional ramp would have affected the retail and restaurant frontages whereas the automatic system allows motorists drive into a lift and have their vehicle taken down, spun around and placed in an empty bay. Key fobs identify each car and a screen shows which level they are on when drivers swipe them.
To see the car park in action, you can watch the video below.