The City of Greenville, SC, is a vibrant community with 7,000 parking spaces across ten garages that serve businesses, hotels, and the general public in the downtown area. The City developed its parking inventory system using car counting to monitor and report real-time parking availability across all the garages to direct the public to garages with available parking spaces.
Without the Parking Occupancy System, drivers would frequently drive to a particular garage only to find no spaces available – losing time, causing congestion, and contributing to excessive greenhouse emissions.
The City needed a system with minimal upfront costs, limited new infrastructure, and separation from its IT network. The system had to be configurable in real-time to account for the City’s contracted spaces commitments with hotels, businesses, and general use.