Taiwan Parking Association (TPA) is a non-profit social organization founded in April 1991. TPA has a mix of influencers from the government, industry and academics. Many of TPA key functions consist of acting as a neutral party in facilitating communication between government, commercial and civil organization and uniting business owners to collectively advance the overall industry strength, raise the quality of parking system manufacturing process and to improve automobile parking facility management. To sustain its mission for a convenient and safe residential environment with parking capability and assist government in shaping public safety policy on equipment maintenance and inspection, TPA in recent years has been active overseas such as attending various international industry and urban traffic improvement conferences. In 2004, TPA became an official member of International Parking Association and represent Taiwan as a key stakeholder in strategy discussions, technology development, and improving commerce through information exchange.