Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in Industrial Engineering




Tao Yang


Cal Poly Smart Parking, herein referred to as CPSP QR Code Initiative, is developed to reduce the wait times student, staff, and guest drivers experience when searching for a parking spot on campus. Cal Poly is currently undergoing a large growth in student population, and, as a result, is experiencing congestion in parking lots. Drivers will commonly spend frustrating amounts of time "vulturing" these parking lots for an open spot. CPSP QR Code Initiative consists of a database that is controlled by user submitted data through QR codes scanned on a user’s smartphone. This system will provide drivers with a convenient tool that allows them to visualize which parking spots are available in each respective lot. The entire concept has been experimentally implemented on a Windows Server 2008 RS host using ASP.NET programs to interact with a smartphone which has QR Reader application installed at Cal Poly parking lot H-12.

Available for download on Sunday, July 25, 2021