In the summer of 2015, Lödige Industries installed the largest automated parking system in Europe. The Cubile®S system was part of the recently constructed "DOKK1" library and community centre in Aarhus, Denmark. So far, over half a million cars have used the automated car park which has almost 1,000 parking spaces.
Parking in the Cubile®S facility is a stress-free and convenient experience for drivers: They simply park their cars at ground level in a well-lit and spacious entrance cabin and take a parking ticket. After that, everything is fully automatic - it really is "park and hide". The cabin's roller shutter closes and the car is transported below ground in a lift. There, the Lödige Shifter, an ultra-flat robot, drives underneath the car and lifts it up at the wheels. The transfer vehicle then carries it from the lift to the actual parking space. To retrieve the car, the whole process operates in reverse once the parking ticket has been paid. The car appears in the cabin at ground level, the driver climbs in and simply drives away. Only a chauffeur could make it more convenient.
Cubile®S car parks are quick and efficient due to the palletless Shifter technology. Less space is required for the same number of cars compared to conventional car parks. Drivers benefit too: they no longer have to park the car precisely as the platform automatically aligns the vehicle.
This innovative project met a lot of interest from media. The recent article was published in the Norwegian magazine “Adresseavisen”. Click on the pictures below to read the article.