Scan vehicles and the Agendum platform are being used for paid parking enforcement in Amsterdam for many years now. This method has a new application: it also allows for the detection of missing vehicles.
This is how it works: the enforcement organisation receives a list of number plates registered as stolen, demolished or exported from the RDW (the Dutch organisation of vehicle registration). If there is a match during scanning, the Agendum platform verifies instantly whether the vehicle is still registered as stolen or lost. In this case, the platform sends the location and photo of the number plate to the RDW. A stolen vehicle can then be traced and returned to the owner. The parties involved have agreed on the procedure. It defines the purpose and safety requirements for the data transfer and has been approved by the Personal Data Protection Commission of the Amsterdam council.