The U.K. Department for Transport (DfT) has committed £1 million to research and put into place parking data standards created by the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) to help drivers find parking more easily. Officials said it was the first time the APDS standards would be put into place across a country.
The APDS was formed by IPMI, the British Parking Association, and the European Parking Association to develop, promote, manage, and maintain a uniform global standard that will allow organizations to share parking data across platforms worldwide. U.K. officials said their initiative will help develop apps that will allow drivers to more easily learn the availability, dimensions, and prices of available parking spaces.
The £1 million will be used in Cambridge, Essex, Manchester, and Oxfordshire to begin using the standards. Read the whole story here.