Automated Parking (ASRS)

California - Medical Center


The most unusual project Criterion had the opportunity to work on was a fully automated parking system.  Implementing the principles of automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), Criterion developed a patented methodology for picking up automobiles without embedding anything in the floor underneath the vehicle.  The vehicle was loaded onto a platform which transported the vehicle to a parking location. Storage and retrieval took 1-2 minutes.


  • Automatic parking of vehicles – faster, safer (people and vehicles) and more convenient,
  • Lower parking garage construction costs
  • Parking garage footprint and cubic feet smaller than traditional parking garages

Unique Features

  • Vehicle picked up from flat floor – no embedded devices