Even when it worked, the robotic system took up to an hour to deliver cars. Residents have been forced to pay $28 per day to rent spaces nearby, and some are moving out.
Russell Galbut’s robotic garage on Collins Avenue has also been a nightmare for the developer. Glitches caused the system to break down and smash cars, and the garage sat unused for years.
A second company was brought in to repair the system, but it still take seven minutes to retrieve cars, even though it is supposed to take three minutes. Both companies were sued by Galbut’s Crescent Heights.