Largest automated parking facility
Who
Automated Vehicle Stacker (Emirates Financial Towers)
Where
United Arab Emirates Dubai
When
The Emirates Financial Towers in Dubai, UAE, has an automated parking facility that can store 1,191 cars and occupies a net internal area of 27,606.14 m² (297,150 ft²). The modular parking system is capable of multiple, simultaneous rapid pallet movements and is programmed to control a peak capacity of 360 cars per hour. The facility was completed on 26 June 2011. The Automated Vehicle Stacker is split over nine floors, occupying a section each of basement levels 4 to 1, ground floor and podium levels 1 to 4. The footprint is a mere 35.5 m x 98 m with a height 22.5 m. Each parking space can accommodate vehicles up to 5,791 mm (19 ft) long, 2,133 mm (7 ft) wide and with a weight up to 2,500 kg (5,500 lb). The maximum speed of the system is 1.25 metres per second. The Emirates Financial Towers is a mixed-use commercial and retail building consisting of two towers.