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January 29, 1989


By CBR Staff Writer

Ever tried to find your car in a multi-storey car park when you’ve forgotten on which level you parked it? The rising sense of panic will be nothing compared with that generated as you wait for the fiendish device developed by High-Tech Parking Systems Inc of Beverly, Massachusetts to clank its way through fleets of motors to find your cherished little old Morris Mouse or Hillman Hampster: Newsbytes reports that the company has come up with a robotic parking system designed to cram more cars into less space – sounds like a crusher – so that you drive into a ground-floor bay, get out, lock your doors, and run a credit card through a reader whereupon a robotic dolly (no, not dolly bird, stoopid) carries the car into a lift and along a set of rails to its parking place – and when you go to pick it up, you wait and you pray and you wait and you wait…

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