Global parking data specification formally adopted by as standards

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The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) announced that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has formally adopted a global parking data specification based on the APDS specifications. This will have several positive key effects, such as the reduction of congestion and the technical costs of data sharing. As usual with the adoption of new standards, a faster implementation of new technology will be facilitated.

The main benefits for consumers are that APDS standards have the potential to enable drivers to find and pay for parking more efficiently, and further, will unlock the ability to incorporate parking into convenient, sustainable, multi-modal journeys for people and goods.

Furthermore, the adoption of APDS specifications allows the global stakeholders to address industry-specific challenges better. These include real-time data sharing, integration of technology platforms to create frictionless systems, and applications of dynamic technologies that maximize revenue, streamline innovation, and allow for the most sustainable and efficient use of on and off-street parking assets.

From the business side, these new rules will have the benefit that new ISO standards for parking and mobility make companies more competitive by offering products and services accepted globally. The specifications allow more entities to enter new markets, providing innovative solutions to challenges in our sectors.

What is next?

APDS will release Version 4.0 of the specifications in April 2022. You can download the current Version online and subscribe to updates for the official release of Version 4.0 of the global specification for parking and mobility. The ISO Technical Specification will be available through the ISO website or National Standards Bodies.