Architectural and Engineering Pioneer
Bringing cutting edge robotics to the field of parking structures, Haag coined the term “robotic parking” and with fellow German engineer Heiner Schween proceeded to develop the systems that would allow robots to reliably and efficiently park automobiles.
No more driving around in circles looking for a parking space or walking across interminable parking lots to your office or store. In the garages Haag envisioned, you could leave your car in a bay, let the garage’s robots park it, and have them bring it back to you in the bay when you are done.
The “Lift and Run System” he created to bring this about produced a radical transformation in the warehousing and parking industries.
Founded in 1994, Haag’s Robotic Parking System Inc. designed and built the first automatic parking system in the US, then went on to build the first such system in the Middle East, in Dubai.
He built what remains the largest automatic garage in the world today, also in Dubai. Haag was the first and remains one of the few to successfully build and operate simultaneous moving robots, staying well ahead in his field today with systems that allow a garage to move 30 to 50 cars at the same time, drastically reducing wait times.
Today Haag’s Robotic Parking System Inc. has built more automatic parking spaces than anyone else operating in America or Europe.
When is Robotic Parking not Robotic Parking?
In the 1990s automated parking was still largely just a discussion about possibilities. While there were some old “mechanical garages” in New York and New Jersey, to most people in the parking industry, a robotic garage was one where the entry and exit gates went up and down automatically. The concept of a software system running a garage was still futuristic. This was the environment in 1994, when Gerhard Haag coined the term “robotic parking”… more
In 1994 Gerhard Haag founded Robotic Parking Inc in the US. The basic idea of a new concept in warehousing was formed ...Read More
Gerhard Haag's Robotic Parking Systems reduce the impact of cars on the ecosystem and helps create greener cities. Find out how.Read More
In the United Arab Emirates, the Robotic initiative for the creation of a sustainable environment was selected by the international panel of judges as First Runner Up for the "small" category in the Arabia CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Awards.Read More
World's Luxury Guide Magazine lists Robotic Parking Systems parking garage in Dubai among "a few architectural works of art that prove that even parking can be luxurious..."Read More
Jeanne Moos from CNN takes a look at the Gerhard Haag's Robotic Parking System built in New Jersey.Read More
A key robotic parking project of Gerhard Haag, Emirates Financial Towers in Dubai was awarded the record for “Largest Automated Parking Facility” by Guinness World Records.Read More
Construction Week Online sneaks a look inside a Robotic Parking Systems automated garage with an on board video camera, showing how it creates space and reduces pollution.Read More
GNTV reports on a Robotic Parking System garage, detailing how architects and developers use less space for parking and gain more space for green areas...Read More
This news video from the UK explains the need for automated parking and includes footage on a Robotic Parking Systems Inc. facility.Read More
Emirates News reports on the opening of the Robotic Parking System in Dubai, UAE, noting that Robotic Parking Systems' garage reduces the space needed for parking by up to 50%.Read More
AME Info's Phil Blizzard reports on the opening of the 765 space Robotic Parking System, a key feature of the mixed-use Ibn Battuta Gate Complex in Dubai, UAE...Read More
Hurricanes and floods are an unavoidable factor in Florida communities. When they strike, Gerhard Haag has been a regular face in humanitarian assistance...Read More
Haag's extensive experience in implementing fire prevention measures in the construction of robotic parking garages in the United Arab Emirates was instrumental in developing the UAE's Civil Defense Code for Robotic Parking...Read More
In 2010 and 2011, Gerhard Haag helped to define new National Fire Protection Agency guidelines and Civil Defense fire protection codes and standards for the United Arab Emirates.Read More
For all of our technological advances, few real advances have been made in improving the quality of life in those buildings.Read More
The same use of placement and proportion that goes into creating interior spaces and buildings can be used to create furniture that is both comfortable and artistic.Read More
As in all of his ventures into new territory, when Haag stepped into the world of jewelry design, initially for his own loved ones, he brought his sense of proportion and interplay to create pieces that go beyond being pleasant to look at, and endeavor to uplift the wearer.Read More
Just as architecture creates an interplay between substance and space in an environment, interior design creates an interplay of space and objects...Read More
During Haag's's tenure as owner of former KRUPP Stahl Altbach, he was responsible for the design, construction...Read More
Gerhard Haag designed the dome for the prominent Cafe Luitpold in the heart of Munich's vibrant downtown...Read More
In the 1980s Haag's company, Stahlbau Technik Neckar GmbH, constructed the air bridges for the new Munich airport...Read More
In 1983 Gerhard Haag designed the framework for the testing launchpad for the power drive of the ARIANE 4 rocket.Read More
From 1977 to 1981 Gerhard Haag worked for Energie und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH (E.V.T.) in Stuttgart, Germany...Read More