The University of California, Santa Cruz campus is starting a Smart Park trial in order to offer a fair payment solution to its part time and off site staff.
The pilot is due to run until the end of March 2007. A great amount of interest has been shown so far.
About Smart Park
Smart Park is a personal parking meter which permits cashless parking fee payment based on actual time parked. It is an personal parking meter, the size of a small pocket calculator based on state-or-the-art Smart Card technology. Smart Park's LCD acts both as a user interface for easy motorist operation and as a display for parking enforcement. Motorist selections are keyed into SP's small keyboard. SP stores the municipal parking parameters, calculates the parking fee, debits the smart card and records historical parking data to the card. SP is mounted in the vehicle during the parking session for quick and easy parking inspection.