Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have made parking across NTU’s various campuses easier and more convenient with a barrier-free smart car park solution.

The smart car park system integrates with the GoParkin mobile app that combines technologies such as automatic number plate recognition, data analytics, and mobile payment for a ticketless and barrier-free parking solution.

The new system is part of the university’s latest initiative to create better learning and living experiences via digital and tech-enabled solutions.

It helps motorists overcome issues that arise in conventional car park systems and delivers better operational and maintenance cost savings for car park operators.

ST Engineering’s Electronics arm president Ravinder Singh said: “Smart Car Parks manage parking in a more effective and sustainable way, reducing air pollution and traffic congestion which improve motorists’ experience.

“Beyond these, insights on car park usage can potentially generate new value-added services for motorists and transform business models for car park operators. Smart Car Parks are integral to the smart cities of the future, and ST Engineering is proud to play a part in advancing NTU’s Smart Campus vision.”

In order to benefit from the new features, motorists are required to register through the GoParkin mobile app and provide the required details.

The system aggregates parking data and offers real-time information on car park occupancy through the GoParkin app. Its automatic number plate recognition technology uses video recognition and analytics.

The Cloud-based platform allows centralised management and the control of car park operations.

ST Engineering said that as the mobile app enables motorists to make their parking payments remotely at any time, it removes the need for physical payment stations and barriers at the car parks.