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New Data Standards to Make Parking Easier

New Data Standards to Make Parking Easier

​As lovers of our vehicles, it can often be difficult to get to grips with changing road conditions in different towns and cities across the UK. A bane of our lives is parking, and there’s no worse sight than seeing full car park after full car park and panicking where to look next. To combat this issue, new national parking standards have been released in recent weeks, meaning that traditional payment methods such as machines could become a thing of the past.

By introducing new standards, the Government’s aim is for all parking data released by local councils and businesses across the country to speak the same language, supporting the development of apps to making parking easier for drivers. The standardised data has been created by the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) through funding from the Department for Transport (DfT), and this could lead to smoother and easier payment methods when parking. This scheme has been compared in recent weeks to the Oyster card transformation for those travelling in and around London.

Helping streamline the parking experience for drivers across the country, this could free up crucial parking spaces, ease congestion in major cities and encourage people to visit the brilliant and traditional British high street. To further support this scheme, four research and development projects organised by Manchester City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and a consortium of South Essex Councils, will receive a combined share of £1million to start putting the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) into practice. There are a supposed further seven projects currently being commissioned to identify ways to open local authority data.

At Marshall Leasing, we understand that keeping on top of the latest innovative changes is paramount to you and your fleet, and also appreciate the significance of telematics. Our solution, MarshallMatics, provide organisations with the insights they need to improve performance, worker safety, discover cost savings and stay compliant with regulations.

Whether you are a large multi-national organisation or a small, local company, MarshallMatics has made it easy to take advantage of next generation telematics and access crucial business intelligence quickly. Combining our systems with the newest innovative solutions for parking in the UK, you’re sure to be ahead of the game.

For more information on how we can help with all of your fleet requirements, please visit our dedicated ‘Telematics’ page on our website here, or call us directly on 01480 414541.  

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