ANWB Onderweg App
Complete and detailed parking advice using Monotch Car Parking API
The Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB), the largest association in the Netherlands with 4.4 million members, offers a wide range of services related to roadside assistance, travel information products and many other products in the areas of recreation, tourism and mobility. Giving the best route information and support during their travels is key and parking is becoming of increasing importance in this. ANWB has built an online route planner and application including traffic information and quickly extended the application with a parking functionality. In order to give substance to this new functionality, Monotch supplied them with complete, detailed and up-to-date parking data of the Netherlands.
Program Manager Travel Information Bart Stroobants: “We wanted to minimalize the amount of actions that our members need to take in order to start and end a parking transaction.” To achieve this the ANWB was in need of all Dutch parking information consisting of on-street parking, including polygons with tariff information and zone codes, and off-street parking facilities consisting of locations and tariff information. This parking information was only available through tens different channels and providers like municipalities or private providers of car parks and garages.
Monotch made all Dutch parking data available through one ready to use and easy to integrate API. A personalized access key gives access to this parking data. The API consists of all parking information ANWB needs to execute the new parking functionality. Monotch is continuously expanding the data sources e.g. by adding P+R and carpool locations. Moreover the end-users of the ANWB travel application are involved with feedback on the functionality of the application, which helps us to maintain our high standards in parking data.