Ray starts at Duesseldorf Airport
Our automated parking system passed all the tests and it is now officially in operation! 249 automated parking spaces at Düsseldorf Airport can now be used via patented robots by serva transport systems GmbH. At a recent press conference, journalists were keen on the concept. This was reflected by the variety of features seen in the media soon after.
Its opening is not the only new item to report. The official naming of the robot that makes parking quick, safe, and easy was announced. Its name is „Ray.“
An Enthusiastic Merkel Views the Automated Parking System by serva
Distinguished visitors to our booth at the Hannover Fair today, April 7th, 2014, included German Chancellor Angela Merkel. serva’s innovative system was demonstrated to Ms. Merkel upon which she was immediately convinced of its innovation.
The Chancellor was particularly impressed by how serva’s solution can park up to 60 percent more cars in the same space and that it can be easily used to retrofit existing parking structures. Additionally, from her observation, a significant reduction of CO2 emission can be achieved in the automotive industry because our robots are battery powered as it works to transport and store vehicles.
We are very proud to have the opportunity to demonstrate our system during the traditional tour of the exhibition by the Chancellor and her guests. In the demonstration, we drove a car into the transfer station and let our robot „Ray“ take over to park the car into its space. Last but not least, we were able to demonstrate to Chancellor Merkel and her guests, including Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the diverse applications in which our innovation can be applied – from logistics firms to car manufacturers, car-sharing clubs to parking at airports or in cities. Last but not least, serva transport systems showed how it can bring great benefits for motorists in the future in the form of convenient, quick, easy, and safe parking.
Caption Hannover Messe:
(v.l.n.r.): Prof. Dr.Johanna Wanka (Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung), Dr. Christian Jahncke (Geschäftsführer SITA Airport IT GmbH), Friedhelm Loh (Inhaber und Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung Friedhelm Loh Group, Präsident ZVEI), Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink (Vorsitzende des niederländischen Technologieverbandes FME-CWM), Ulrich Grillo (Präsident des BDI), Mark Rutte (Ministerpräsident der Niederlande), Dr. Angela Merkel (Bundeskanzlerin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), Rupert Koch und Leopold Meirer (Geschäftsführende Gesellschafter der serva transport systems GmbH), Stephan Weil (Ministerpräsident Niedersachsen)
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Deutscher Gründer Preis (German Founders Award): serva Receives Prominent Accolades
serva transport systems GmbH reached the Finals for 'Deutscher Gründer Preis', a prestigious award for outstanding companies in Germany. Having reached the finals, serva will now be coached by Porsche for one year. In addition, Prof. Klaus Fischer of Fischer Dübel will contribute his expertise for two years as a sponsor. We give many thanks for this great nomination to the Finals.
A jury of 300 experts from Sparkasse, Porshe, ZDF, as well as various sponsors for this year's award, nominated us as one of three finalists in the „Real Innovation“ Start-Up Catergory. The Start-Up category centers on the best idea and greatest market potential for a company in business for one to a maximum of three years.
serva transport systems provides 60% more vehicles on average* in the same area. This is possible via automated and intelligent parking of vehicles – the parking system detects the size of the incoming vehicle and assigns it to its ideal location. Vehicles of different lengths are parked in a space saving configuration, freeing up more space for more vehicles.
Our system shares many the advantages of automatic parking systems, but has greater spatial efficiency. By parking cars in a parallel configuration, we increase the amount of saved space and this is only accomplished by our patented AGV or Automatic Guided Vehicle.
* between 50%-100% more vehicles depending on industry & useage
We have developed a robotic solution consisting of proven technologies used in industry for years. Called an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV), our robot's patented solution allows it to transform to handle different sized vehicles and wheelbases. Its intelligent sensor system prevents damage to a vehicle while insuring the robot navigates surely through a system to park and retrieve vehicles.
The robot when combined with our innovative serva software, creates a solution that is intelligent, economical, and highly efficient while being simple and easy to maintain.
The innovative serva transport systems solution is very flexible and can be used in many different situations. From simple parking garages to transport hubs at harbors, all customer requirements can be realized with our standard modular components. The individual serva transport systems software package & modules can also be tailored to the customer's specific needs in a very short time-frame. This flexibility and customization is part of the simple serva transport systems solution.
Simple operation makes the „act of parking“ in a serva transport systems garage an attractive and convenient decision. The design is centered on customer service which places emphasis on the reliability of our system and a simple, easy to use process. A user simply parks their car in a large open Vehicle Transfer Station and initiates the parking process. Our robot and serva software does the rest.
In order to retreive a vehicle upon return, we adapt to the flexibility and spontaneity of clients: Whether from work, shopping, or at the Vehicle Transfer Station, the car can be easily retrieved by different means and desires. This is possible through various communication systems such as our the on-site terminal or mobile phone application.
serva transport systems are always individual custom solutions, but our standardized components makes customized designs fairly simple with minimal installation requirements.
The architecture of a building is not limited by our systems as with conventional automated parking. Our solution does not require the rigour that mechanical systems require. Our simple, independent robots ride on standard concrete and are not tied to tracks, chains, or any mechanics installed into a building.
An existing garage can be converted in most cases into a space-saving and service-oriented serva transport system. Even partial conversion, where traditional parking garage and a serva transport system work in tandem, can be implemented very quickly and simply.