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Everything you need to know about the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS). If you have a specific question about APDS, please submit it below.


  1. What is the objective of APDS?

    The mission of APDS is to develop, promote, manage, and maintain a uniform global standard that will allow organizations to share parking data across platforms worldwide. The Standard covers the full range of parking data elements, including parking location information and transactions, pricing, and occupancy/utilization.


  2. What organizations contribute to the APDS Standard?

    The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) is a not-for-profit organization formed by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI), the British Parking Association (BPA), and the European Parking Association (EPA). Learn more about each of these organizations here

  3. What existing standards has the APDS used to develop this global standard?

    The new Alliance 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. 

Do you have questions about APDS and how the Standard is being applied, will impact organizations worldwide, and more? Submit your question below and we will add it to our Frequently Asked Questions. 


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