Case Western Reserve University Tests "Smart" Campus Parking System

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Motorists looking to park at Case Western Reserve University’s visitor information center can now view space availability, in real-time, with a new "smart" parking system implemented by Streetline, Inc. The Parker app is a mobile application that displays space availability, pricing information, hours of operation, and allows for mobile payments, where available.

Motorists looking to park at Case Western Reserve University’s visitor information center can check whether there are spaces available before they arrive with a new "smart" parking system.

The university is testing Streetline’s automated parking system in the visitor information lot to see whether on-campus parking can be better managed. This technology will be examined during the first three months of the fall semester.

Streetline’s technology allows the university to monitor the use of parking spaces, as well as convey to visitors and other motorists when spaces are available with the company’s smartphone app, called Parker™, and its web-based resource, ParkerMap™.

Motorists interested in viewing real-time availability of the visitor information lot can download Parker to their iOS or Android devices by searching for "Parker by Streetline" in Apple’s App Store or the Google Play marketplace.

The visitor information lot is on the south side of campus, off Euclid Avenue.

"We are excited to work with Case Western Reserve University towards improving the parking experience for students, staff, and visitors on campus" said Zia Yusuf, CEO of Streetline. "By embracing the adoption of smart parking technologies, Case Western Reserve continues to be a leader in adopting technologies that prepare a campus for a data driven future."

"By working with Streetline we are able to better serve the needs of individuals who conduct University business and use campus services, in addition to improving how we operate parking on campus," said Mike Goliat, Director of Parking Services.

In addition to real-time availability in the visitor information lot, Parker also displays parking locations and policy throughout Case Western Reserve’s campus. The system could be expanded based on the results of the pilot project.

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students comprise our student body. Visit case.edu to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible.

About Streetline, Inc.

Streetline’s mission is to make smart cities a reality through the use of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications. Streetline’s pioneering technology makes the parking experience for consumers easier, while making cities and university campuses more efficient.

Streetline is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, CA with smart parking deployments in Germany, the U.K., and across the United States including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The company was named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation, as well as IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Streetline was named Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’ for Parker at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

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