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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:20 PM
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Very cool! Parking garage in Budapest parks/gets cars automatically.
This is SO COOL.

PLUS... they moved a nasty-ass surface lot down under, for 404 cars, and now have a beautiful plaza.
Gotta hand it to the Germans (I think that's who made it) and the Hungarians for being so forward-thinking.

http://www.woehr.de/en/projekte/budapest_m730/index.htm

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jp11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:29 PM
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1. Cool but I wonder about system failures.
The mean time between failure, the downtime when something breaks, how long you'd wait if this or that breaks, and there is the issue of having people waiting at the gate to get their cars being perfect victims with no where to go really. The pluses are obvious and I like that there is someone monitoring the system via closed circuit tv. I certainly like the idea of using the space under our feet instead of just going up all the time.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:29 PM
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2. that's amazing.,....
What a great way to free up space, and create space and views in the city
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:32 PM
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3. That IS pretty cool!
It reminds me of a carpark Volkswagen has in Wolfsburg.

http://www.bcmtouring.com/forum/car-news-f28/volkswagen...
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:16 PM
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4. The VW new car towers were what I was reminded of here. Take a look
at those. Same idea only the towers are 150 feet tall, hold 400 cars each, on 20 levels. And it ain't new, they built all that some years ago.
dc
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:39 AM
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5. Nice technology, but I was more taken by the Hungarian Hottie in the video.
Ohhhh baby!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:52 AM
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6. You were supposed to be.
That's why they pay models. Studies have shown that men are less critical of a presentation if there is a hot woman in the picture. Unfortunately, it didn't work so well for John McCain. :rofl:
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:01 AM
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7. Wow, pretty awesome. Thanks.
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