Alliance for Parking Data Standards

Alliance for Parking Data Standards

Global Alliance Formed to Standardize Parking Data

Three major parking associations join forces to develop an international parking data standard

-news: Press release March 9, 2022: ISO Adoption ---

The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS), formed in 2018 by the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI), the British Parking Association (BPA), and the European Parking Association (EPA), is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to develop, promote, manage, and maintain a uniform global standard that will allow organizations to share parking data across platforms worldwide.

The Release 1.0 technical documents covering the draft standard for the Data Domains, Parking Place, Rate and Occupancy model is available. The documents contain Data Model, Use Cases and Data Dictionary. They provide much more detail on the standard outlined in the Overview document.  To manage the distribution of the technical documents effectively and ensure feedback is collected and collated, each individual/organization
is asked to
request the documents via an online form. You find this form on the website of the  Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS)

What will parking data standards accomplish? 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 Alliance data standard will cover 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 will include members from each of the three founding associations.

 The complete slate of officers includes:

CEO: Shawn Conrad, CAE, CEO, International Parking Institute

COO:Andrew Pester, CEO, British Parking Association

Chair: Nigel Williams, Board Member, European Parking Association

Board Members:
From IPMI:

Laurens Eckelboom, vice president, business development, connected vehicles, SAP
Mike Drow, CAPP, senior vice president, corporate development, T2 Systems

From BPA:

Keith Williams, technical director, Parking Matters (UK)
Nick Lester-Davis, consultant, Past President EPA, Vice President Ertrac

From EPA:

Martin Kammler, Managing Director Scheidt & Bachmann
Joao Caetano Dias, EPA Policy and Strategy Committee, Empark

More information about the Alliance for Parking Data Standards is available at

Press release about the collaboration between the APDS and Datex II

Press release on the ISO Adoption