The International Organization for Standardization formally adopts global parking data specification

Integration of parking data is about to become significantly easier. The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) managed to adopt their specifications by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); this is expected to bring advantages for consumers, parking and mobility organizations, owners and operators, and technology providers.


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 progress will have groundbreaking and wide-ranging positive impacts for every market segment. A few of these are:

  • Smoother and more efficient operations.
  • Reduced congestion and costs, as well as technical costs to enable data sharing.
  • Faster implementation of new technology.

In a highly connected and digital world, the specification allows for the parking and mobility industry to interact more effectively and collaborate with other sectors and communities that need access to parking-related services and data by providing a standard structure and data definitions to interact.



For consumers, 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.

For parking and mobility organizations and providers, 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.

​For owners and operators, the APDS specification under ISO will streamline and boost innovation by reducing costs and using available resources better, providing the community with knowledge and best practices of global experts.

For technology providers and industry suppliers, 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.


For more information on this topic, we invite you to read the full press release here.

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