Eleven-X brings smart-city parking to UWM

  • October 11, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Canadian firm Eleven-X is improving parking at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)’s main 104-acre campus using a LoRa-based parking monitoring system.

The company will deploy its Exactpark parking monitor, which combines sensor-based space occupancy monitoring, real-time data and intelligent enforcement based on software. This should enable a frictionless parking experience for students, faculty, visitors and staff.

To help UWM’s 4700 employees, 23,000 students and countless visitors find parking more easily, Eleven-X will install more than 1200 SPS-X sensors across the various parking structures and street spaces on campus. Additionally, solar powered signage will be installed at key points to help drivers with wayfinding, reducing cruise times, improving pedestrian safety and enhancing the overall campus environment.

The software will also provide real-time insight on parking availability for more efficient parking management to support increased revenues. The digital dashboard will be accessible via web site or phone app, enabling the university to share space availability and location with drivers.

“We are thrilled to partner with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to improve the campus experience with Exactpark,” said Dan Mathers, CEO of Eleven-X. “Our industry-leading solution will also help the university better plan for future infrastructure requirements as parking has wide-ranging impact on budgets and land use.”

The parking monitor, which is already being used by municipalities and institutions across North America, uses LoRaWan, a low-power technology that offers a ten-year battery life with low maintenance. Also, the SPS-X sensor uses multiple technologies including magnetic sensing, radar, Bluetooth and artificial intelligence to provide greater than 99.5% accuracy.

“Eleven-X stood out to us because of its unrivalled accuracy, powerful reliability and low maintenance costs,” said Prasanna Nanda, director of transportation services at the university. “With the Exactpark sensors and software platform, we will be able to streamline our parking operations and provide our community a seamless parking experience while improving mobility on our campus.”

Eleven-X provides wireless, IoT and smart-city technology for cities, campuses and enterprises. Exactpark is a sensor-based space occupancy monitor and software platform, which enables frictionless parking for drivers and parking managers. Built on the SPS-X sensor, it helps users achieve traffic reduction, real-time status availability, improved compliance, increased revenues, lower operating costs and reduced GHG emissions. It is being used by cities and institutions across North America.

The UWM provides education to 24,000 students from 87 countries. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health.