International Parking Industry Payments Standards
In 2011, the EPA launched an initiative to assist national associations and their members across Europe in their dealings with the complex world of card or e-payment. They developed a White Paper that seeks to help operators, both public and private, understand the card payment ecosphere: the powerful forces that are at play and the interface between the world of card payments and the technical infrastructure of the parking industry. The Paper addresses new payment methods involving the use of smartphones or other mobile devices. It also addresses the regulatory issues and security concerns facing the industry. Lastly, the White Paper outlines the case for introducing a standard for the interface between the world of card payments and the parking industry. It briefly describes the International Parking Industry Payment Standards (IPIPS) that EPA is promoting and the benefits it would bring to operators.