Motels are being constructed all over the world to assist motorist travellers with their most burdensome problem--parking!
L.V.Pan From sign "Autosilop" on front of Hotel, pan down to entrance.
G.V. Pan Showing cars parked two deep in curb.
S.V. Ribbon across entrance to Silo - is cut.
T.V. The first car to enter Silo.
S.C.U.Pan From control panel to attendant talking through hatch to girl in car.
Rear View. Attendant places ticket on revolving turn-table, its turns and girl takes ticket.
S.V.Pan Car drives away towards cage in Silo.
S.V. Girl drives car into cage.
S.V. Girls leaves car.
S.V. Girl presses button on outside of cage and door drops down into position.
C.U. Hydraulic platform moves car into correct position for conveyor.
C.U. Clamps of conveyor close on to tyres of car, lift car, it is then carried into second cage.
S.V. Doors of cage close.
Angle Shot. Wheels and cables of lift which is carrying car up to parking box.
S.V. Conveyor moves car from cage into parking box on upper floor.
Angle Shot. A car going up in cage.
Angle Shot. A car being moved into parking box.
Angle Shot Pan... Parking floors pan to car lift.
C.U. Attendants' hands as he presses buttons.
C.U. Indicator lights on panel.
S.V. Car is automatically brought down on lift.
S.V.Pan Car driving away from lift.
S.V. From inside of car as it drives out of Silo.
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Background: Motels are being constructed all over the world to assist motorist travellers with their most burdensome problem--parking!
What is reckoned to be the biggest, automatic motel garage in the world was opened on 10th.May at Basel, Switzerland. An eight-storey parking garage, capable of holding 400 vehicles, the "Autosilop and Hotel International" took 3 1/2 years to build at a cost of GBP1 1/4 million (sterling). The outstanding feature is the fully automatic parking of the cars. A customer checks in at the entrance, obtains a parking ticket and drives the car into a cage. From that moment on the marvel of automation takes over. On leaving the vehicle the driver presses a button on the outside of the cage which sets in motion the machinery. The cage door closes, clamps fix on the wheels and a conveyor carries the car out of the cage on to an elevator.
The last stage of the cars journey takes it into a vacant parking box somewhere on the eight floors. When a customer returns the procedure is reversed and back comes the vehicle without any handling or driving by careless garage hands.
In addition to this efficient parking service there is also a petrol filling station, offering full garage facilities, installed by the British Petroleum Company.