FLORIDA – Operator pulls out of Brickell condo’s disastrous robotic parking garage
CCFJ.NET: Operator pulls out of Brickell condo’s disastrous robotic parking garage
Article Courtesy of The Miami Herald
By Nicholas Behemas
Published January 15, 2016
Never send a robot to do a valet’s job. The company that built and ran the disastrous robotic parking garage at a luxury Brickell condo has pulled out of its contract after declaring bankruptcy.
New Jersey-based Boomerang Systems asked a federal judge to cancel its agreement with the Brickell House condo association late last month. Judge Mary Walrath, who is supervising the company’s bankruptcy, agreed to the request in an order dated Dec. 21. Walrath also said that a new company could take over for Boomerang.
Developer Harvey Hernandez told buyers that Boomerang’s innovative robotic garage would make parking at Brickell House a breeze. Instead the robots were overwhelmed, especially during the crush of rush hour, causing long waits for impatient residents. Read more: