A smart vertical parking lot will be built in Changsha, from where the car can be parked within one minute and checked out within two minutes even it is rush hour for parking.
The parking procedure is very simple and easy: the driver can drive to the main entrance/exit and swipe the parking card; follow the computer instruction and drive the car to a vacant entrance/exit; the car will be allocated to a vacant parking space automatically. When you need to take the car, swipe the card at any entrance and exit, and then the car will be transported automatically to where you stand within 70 seconds.
This kind of polygon vertical parking lot occupies a small area whilst there can be 8 parking spaces each level. An area for 10 parking spaces can now park 100 cars.
Currently, there are more than 1.7 million vehicles in Changsha and there are still extra 200,000 adding each year. Changsha plans to build 650 public parking lots which can provide 150,000 parking spaces from 2014 to 2020.