About APDS

Learn about the history and founding of APDS including our global leadership team, our mission, and how the APDS standard is essential to the future of the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. 

History of APDS

APDS integrates the International Parking Industry Payment Standards (IPIPS) developed by EPA and already available, and the Data Exchange Standards (IPI-DataEx) developed by IPMI. The IPIPS protocols ensure interoperability and help simplify the complex world of e-payments in parking. The Alliance Data Standard covers the full range of parking data elements, including parking location information and transactions, pricing, and occupancy/utilization.

Chaired by EPA Board Member Nigel Williams, the Alliance Board of Directors includes members from each of the three founding associations.

The APDS Mission

Creating a consensus-built international standard will establish a common language for data elements and definitions in the parking, transportation, and mobility sector that will facilitate seamless integration, compatibility, and communication between parking entities, the automotive industry, IT developers, map and app providers, as well as other stakeholders.

The new Alliance will integrate the International Parking Industry Payment Standards (IPIPS) developed by EPA and already available, and the Data Exchange Standards (IPI-DataEx) developed by IPMI.  The Alliance data standard will cover the full range of parking data elements, including parking location information and transactions, pricing, and occupancy/utilization.

The APDS Board provides vision for the organization and leadership and technical guidance for the development of the standard.

Why APDS?

 

What does a parking data standard accomplish? Creating a consensus-built international standard establishes a common language for data elements and definitions in the parking, transportation, and mobility sector that helps to facilitate seamless integration, compatibility, and communication between parking entities, the automotive industry, IT developers, map and app providers, as well as other stakeholders.