The garage "Donnersbergerstraße" in Munich is equipped with the Multiparker 740:
there are 284 storing positions available.
Four attractively designed glass boxes located above ground are the only street-level signs of the garage for local residents and users.
The user with parking permission drives to one of the two systems he has been allocated to. Then he selects one of the two transfer areas, which indicates free access by large displays. In front of the transfer area, a post operating device can easily be reached by the driver from his car window. The user opens the entry door by holding his transponder chip to the operating device. Driving in he is guided via text displays. As soon as he has reached the correct parking position, he stops, gets out, locks his car and leaves the transfer area.
The correct parking position and vehicle dimensions are checked via a laser scanner and a light barrier. It confirms the parking process at the operating device, the door closes and the car is stored. For retrieval, the user also returns to one of the two transfer areas of his system, in order to shorten his waiting time, preferably to the one where he has parked his car. Via transponder chip, he selects his car, which is automatically retrieved to the transfer area where the request has been made.
As soon as the parking system has transported the parking pallet with the car into the transfer area, both doors open – the entry door for the driver to walk in, the exit door for immediately exiting with his car in driving direction. After this, both doors close automatically. A new parking process can be started. This solution will relieve the parking problem when 284 cars are no longer parked on the street. The street will be returned to its original purpose – for walking and driving. The noise level in the street will be reduced because all procedures like the slamming of car doors, parking maneuvers as well as driving off will take place in the transfer areas. The cycle paths and sidewalks that had mostly been used as car parking areas are freed for cyclists and pedestrians, and there will be less danger for pedestrians from parking and moving cars.
Overall the area in front of the buildings can be landscaped in a more resident-friendly manner with trees, greenery or play areas. The reduction of traffic noise together with good parking provisions under the street will turn an inner-city district back into an attractive place to live and work.