Parking Monitoring

Improve parking infrastructure and make parking more consumer-friendly.

Real-time parking events from the Mercedes-Benz vehicle fleet

Our Push API provides you with exact, real-time information on the parking behaviour of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle fleet. This data allows you to gather insights on the parking behaviour and thereby creating more accessible, convenient, and innovative cities.

  • Real-time monitoring of parking movements (parking in and out)

  • Public or commercial parking space tracking and management

  • Predictions of parking requirements

  • Improving efficiency and planning of parking and loading zones

  • Analysis option with regard to parking preferences

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions through reduction of parking lot search traffic

The transmitted data is relevant for a wide variety of evaluations & analyses regarding parking overview, parking space frequency and parking duration.


API

For detailed technical information, specifications, sandbox environments and access options please visit our Mercedes-Benz /developers portal.

Ready-to-use Data Dashboard

This data product is available as a data layer within the Mercedes-Benz Data Dashboard. Visit the product page for more information.

Data points

What data access does the API offer?

Optimize your application, your parking monitoring and planning or generally your infrastructure with the help of these data points:

  • Parking events

  • GPS position

  • Vehicle heading

  • Time stamp

  • Parking duration

  • Approximate vehicle length

The product

Learn more about the API

1. The API at a glance

The data set of Parking Monitoring offers you exact, real-time information on the parking in and out events of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. In addition to the time, duration and GPS location of parking events, this API also informs you about the approximate size of the vehicle.

2. Wide coverage

The transmitted data is relevant for a wide variety of evaluations & analyses regarding parking overview, parking space frequency and parking duration. The data product can also be used for public or commercial parking space tracking and management as well as for fleets with Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Of course, the large connected Mercedes-Benz vehicle fleet offers an enhancive base for covering many regions worldwide.

3. Anonymized data

Data is always transferred anonymized and only from vehicles for which there is a consent from the vehicle owner.

Parking Monitoring explained compactly
How it works

Recognition of parking in and out of parking spaces

Definition of parking events
  • Park-in events: a car parks when it turns off the engine and stops for more than 2 minutes

  • Park-out events: a car drives off after being parked for more than 15 minutes

  • Detection of free/occupied parking space through operating the ignition switch for park-in & park-our events

Use case 1: parking space register

Status quo analysis on number and location of parking lots per street segment.

Use case 2: predictive analysis

Use of data to predict parking utilization and parking probabilities based on historical data, dynamic prediction by integrating live data is possible.

Use case 3: real-time data

Integration of live parking data (park in/park out & USS* data) into existing systems via API usage.

* USS product (Ultrasonic Sensor) > coming soon

Park-in and park-out data is going to be more insightful with the additional package about the electric vehicle or Internal Combustion Engine vehicle flag.
Use specific filter functions for different use cases.
Park-in and park-out data is going to be more insightful with the additional package about the electric vehicle or Internal Combustion Engine vehicle flag.
Use specific filter functions for different use cases.
FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Here you can find a collection of questions we’ve been asked by our customers.

Is the data displayed in real-time?

Near real-time, hazard warnings are displayed with a latency below 1 second. The data is transmitted from the vehicle to our backend and from the backend to the dashboard.

Are we talking about validated data?

No, the Parking Monitoring product offers anonymized raw data in real-time. This allows you to do your validations with a large data set. In case you would like to receive validated data including e.g. parking durations, a parking space register etc. get in contact with our business team.

Are you offering historical data?

Not in the Parking Monitoring product, but we offer analyzed Parking data based on historical data within our Parking Analytics Product. For more details get in contact with our business team.

Is it possible to get a trial version / sample of the data?

Yes, it is possible to get sample data for every data product. Please get in touch with our business team to get the sample data.

Which data sources contains the data of this product?

All data is coming from the Mercedes-Benz customer fleet (Passenger Car and Van). Data will be provided if the purpose of the data usage fits with the Mercedes-Benz Data Vision to create with data a greater good.

Can you provide data for whole countries?

Yes, we can provide the data products for several countries. Please check out the product detail page on Mercedes-Benz /developers to get an overview about the data coverage per country for this product.

How large is your fleet / vehicle coverage in a specific country/city?

Due to antitrust law and data protection, we cannot share exact figures of vehicles driving around. We could offer you to check the numbers of data points in a defined period.

Do you have restrictions in the selection of your customers?

Our goal as Mercedes-Benz Data is to pave the way for a data-driven automotive world. Always with the focus on providing our customers the greatest added value through new, personalized services. That’s why we work together with selected partners always under protection of the customer rights.

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