NuPark selected to bring smart parking solutions to campus

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Construction across campus continues in order to prepare parking lots and decks for license plate recognition (LPR) that will grant parking permissions for permit purchasers.

Recently, UNC Charlotte selected NuPark as the vendor to bring smart parking to campus operations. The University will implement NuPark’s open parking management platform, which includes LPR, virtual permits, gate system integration and multiple mobile payment options.

NuPark’s unique management platform offers UNC Charlotte’s Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS) a new way to issue, modify or remove parking privileges in real time. LPR technology is utilized to streamline the permit verification process and to gather parking occupancy and utilization analytics. This new data will allow PaTS to increase the flexibility, efficiency and availability of parking on campus.   

“License plate recognition for enforcement is becoming popular for institutional use across the country as the technology becomes a more reliable, cost-effective solution,” said Doug Lape, PaTS director.

LPR technology offers additional convenient options for students, faculty and staff.  Virtual parking permits can be linked to license plates, which means customers no longer need to go to the Parking and Transportation Services Office to receive parking permits. Students, faculty, and staff can access the new parking system’s web portal to purchase permits, manage accounts and much more, all from the convenience of a computer, tablet or phone.

NuPark’s system will integrate with Sentry SKIDATA Plus System to communicate parking data, including permits, utilization and occupancy, in real time. This communication will offer unprecedented visibility, which will permit PaTS staff to make more informed parking decisions.

Additional information about virtual permits and license plate recognition is on the PaTS Permit FAQs page.