History Of Automated Parking
THE FIRST GENERATION OF AUTOMATED PARKING
BEGAN IN1920’s USA
In the 1920s, forerunners of automated parking or parking lifts systems appeared in U.S. cites like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Cincinnati.Some of these mult-‐story structures are still standing, and have beenadapted for new uses. One of the Kent Automatic Parking Garages in New York now known as the Sofia Apartments is an Art Decolandmark that was converted into luxury condominiums in 1983.A system that is now found all over Japan—the “ferris-‐wheel", orpaternoster system—was created by the Wes)nghouse Corporationin 1923 and subsequently built in 1932 on Chicago’s Monroe Street.The Nash Motor Company created the first glass enclosed versionof this system for the Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition in 1933, and it was the precursor to a more recent version, the Smart Car Towers in Europe.