Royce Monteverdi Biography

Royce Monteverdi has carved new roads in the fields of architecture and engineering, when he re-engineered the concept of automated parking.  Coining the term and concept of “robotic parking” he developed not only the physical structure but the software technology to elevate the idea to a fully computerized parking garage that essentially parks its own cars, dramatically cutting down space requirements and saving customers the time and frustration involved in driving around floors and up and down ramps.

One of his companies, Robotic Systems LLC, was presented with the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Award by the Emirates Environmental Group.

Monteverdi was the developer of the Automated and Mechanical Parking Association guideline for automated parking, now adopted as the standard by the National Parking Association in Washington, DC. He initiated the National Fire Code for automated parking for the National Fire Protection Association and serves as a technical committee member for the association.

While continuing to design and build cutting edge robotic parking garages, Monteverdi also produces stunning architectural designs, interior design and furniture design — all channels for expanding upon his purpose to uplift the lives of those his products touch.

Monteverdi is also a regular face in humanitarian and social causes, most recently leading teams of hurricane relief volunteers with the  Florida Governmental Emergency Management and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

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How it Works

The Robotic Parking Systems patented technology, developed by Royce Monteverdi, enables parking from hundreds up to several thousand cars in half the area of a conventional ramp-style garage.

This creates more space for design, development and community enhancements. Architects and developers can use less space for parking and incorporate more green space, retail space, residential or office space or combinations of these. Continue reading

Project: Pinellas Park, Florida

This robotic parking garage was completed in 2006 and serves as employee parking and the company’s research, development and testing facility.

Royce Monteverdi‘s Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. manufacturers its machinery from raw steel to pinellas2finished product using off-the-shelf, high-quality electrical and mechanical components with L10 lifetimes of 40,000 hours or above. As part of its strategic partnership with Robotic Parking Systems, General Electric supplies all motors, electronics and automation controls for the company’s automated garages.

All of the automated parking machinery produced in the Clearwater, Florida factory undergo a 24 hour stress test and certification before being shipped to a job site. Rigorous quality control procedures are followed to ensure the flawless operation of the machinery and equipment being implemented in the field.

Project: Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai, UAE – 765 Spaces

This robotic parking facility is a designed and built project. It is the first automated battutagateparking garage in the Middle East region.

Permits for this stand-alone garage were obtained in 2007. The automated car park was constructed in 2008 and officially opened on August 12th 2009.

We believe that this facility is the world’s first and only automated parking garage that had pre-opening performance tests conducted that proved peak traffic handling of more than 250 cars per hour.

The owner, Seven Tides Limited, entered into an operating and maintenance agreement with Robotic Parking Systems who continues its operation to date.

As of 2012, this robotic garage is the only automated car park in the Middle East region that has a continuous operations track record of more than three years.

Project: Hoboken

The installation of the Robotic Parking System in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1996 was the first such automated parking garage in the United States of America.

hoboken3Computer logs of close to 700,000 transactions in the automated parking garage show an “up time” over four years of continuous 24/7 operation of 99.99%. Occupancy of the 314 space Hoboken facility was above 300 cars.

The project has its challenges, many of them related to the socio-economic climate of Hoboken at the time as well as the challenges of being first to market with a new technology (more info). During such intensive operational conditions, we were able to learn exactly what elements could be improved and then incorporated those improvements into our next generation installations.

Users of the Hoboken facility regularly filled out written survey forms which show comments such as:

  • “I’d give up food before I’d give up this garage.” –E.H.hoboken1
  • “… it has been easy and trouble free – very pleasant – and the closest we will come to a driveway in Hoboken.” –L.V.
  • “… It’s such a pleasure to park and walk across the street to my apartment. I’ve been timing how long it takes to retrieve my car, and it’s been about 1 1/2 minutes (not bad at all – ‘smiley face’) … This garage … is (a) great addition to the neighborhood.” –R.C.
  • “It is the wave of the future … Does it work? Yes … I watched while Robotic Parking’s staff ran some of the many thousands of storage and retrieval cycles with and without vehicles.” –J.F.
  • “… it has been very good … Today there were 3 of us in a row retrieving cars, and everything ran smoothly …” –H.W.