Statements, press releases as well as up-to-date text and graphics on the Mobility Data Space.
Mobility Data Space at polisMOBILITY 2023, 24–26 May, Cologne, Hall 01.2, Stand C-030-E-039 (state of North Rhine-Westphalia)
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Michael Birlbauer is the new Director of the Mobility Data Space Community Management department
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Driving tomorrow’s logistics through data exchange and new digital services
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Free State of Bavaria becomes partner in Mobility Data Space
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The Mobility Data Space: a catalyst for new mobility services
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Mobility Data Space names truzzt Alliance as platform operator
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Baden-Württemberg to engage as active partner in Mobility Data Space
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Catrin Schlatmann heads marketing and PR of the Mobility Data Space
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Michael Schäfer is the new Managing Director at Mobility Data Space
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"Mobility Data Space": Scheuer: Paving the way for European mobility data ecosystem
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Leading mobility providers lay foundation for collaboration in the Mobility Data Space – first applications to be presented at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg next week
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Standard press kit for the Mobility Data Space (Datenraum Mobilität GmbH), April 2023
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Brochures & Presentations
The Mobility Data Space is a data marketplace where partners in the mobility sector can share data based on equal rights and data sovereignty to facilitate and advance innovative, environmentally sustainable and user-friendly mobility concepts.
It sets itself apart from existing data marketplaces through its focus on transparency, decentralized architecture, high data protection standards and data sovereignty. If you want to learn more about the exchange of mobility data, visit the MDS website.
The Mobility Data Space is an ecosystem for trading any data that fosters the development of new, innovative products and services in the mobility sector – based on the highest standards of data protection and European data security.
Get an overview of what the data catalog has to offer.
The Mobility Data Space is a data sharing community open to all organizations working on mobility solutions, no matter the sector they serve – road, rail, water or air. From major vehicle manufacturers to rideshare services, from public transport operators to navigation software companies, from research institutes to bikeshare providers.
Currently, more than 50 organizations are members of the Mobility Data Space. You can find an overview of all participants and service partners on the ecosystem page.
High-quality data is the key resource of our time. In the mobility sector, data is an essential prerequisite for innovations such as autonomous driving and smart traffic management systems as well as user-friendly and sustainable solutions in transport and logistics.
The Mobility Data Space provides all its members with equal and transparent access to data and aims to spark competition for the best ideas and concepts.
To learn about innovative solutions for the mobility sector that the Mobility Data Space helped bring about, go to Business Cases.
The Mobility Data Space makes it possible to try out new ideas and jointly develop data-driven business models through the exchange of a wide variety of mobility data and through networking with other players from the mobility segment.
The Mobility Data Space offers participants a marketplace to monetize their own data, with full control over their own data and contracts.
Participants can network with experts from start-ups, SMEs, public transport, municipalities, politics and science via a wide range of events – and work together with them in a spirit of trust.
Our data sharing community offers a space where you can find new partners for joint value creation and expand your own data portfolio.
Would you like to benefit? Find out how you can become a member of the Mobility Data Space in just a few steps.
Use of the data space is free of charge until 2024, so data providers receive all the revenue from trading their data prior to that date. From 2024 onwards, users will be charged a comparatively low fee. This amount will cover the cost of continuous development as well as operating expenses. This is made possible by the holding company’s non-profit status.
In the Mobility Data Space, data providers have full sovereignty over their data. Conditions for the use of individual data offers are freely agreed between data provider and data recipient.
Data is transmitted directly between the contractual parties (peer-to-peer). There is no central data storage, and the data provider always knows who is using their data.
Data providers also have the freedom to deny data use to certain actors.
In the Mobility Data Space data catalogue there are many ways to find a suitable data offering. Eleven data categories, such as “Weather Information” or “Traffic Flow Information”, provide a quick introduction to the data relevant to you. The various filter options, e.g., transport mode or certain keywords, allow you to quickly find specific data. In addition, there is a full-text search function that makes searching and finding data even easier. If you would like to learn more about using the data catalogue, please take a look at our offer.
The Mobility Data Space goes back to a resolution of the Concerted Action Mobility (KAM) of Germany’s Federal Government from 4 November 2019 and is intended to promote cooperation in the mobility sector (automotive industry, mobility service providers, municipalities, infrastructure providers, transport companies and many more) with regard to the exchange of data.
More than 200 German mobility stakeholders from the science, business and public administration sectors worked on the Mobility Data Space concept. Key stakeholders include BMW, Caruso, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post DHL, HERE, HUK-Coburg Versicherung and Volkswagen, as well as the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.
The holding company is the non-profit DRM Datenraum Mobilität GmbH, which emerged from a project run by acatech – the German Academy of Science and Engineering. The MDS is funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport.
In addition to the Association for the Promotion of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (Förderverein der Deutschen Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e.V.), shareholders include BMW INTEC Beteiligungs GmbH, Caruso GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Aktiengesellschaft, Deutsche Post AG, HERE Europe B.V., HUK-COBURG Haftpflicht-Unterstützungs-Kasse kraftfahrender Beamter Deutschlands a.G. in Coburg, Mercedes-Benz AG, VDV eTicket Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH and Volkswagen Group Info Services AG, as well as the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.
You can find out more about the Mobility Data Space organization and its shareholders on the page „About us“.
The infrastructure of the Mobility Data Space has been operated by the truzzt Alliance since July. Three companies - IONOS, Orbiter and Atos - work together in the truzzt Alliance for the Mobility Data Space. IONOS realized the highly scalable cloud infrastructure with the help of open source software. Orbiter, as a system integrator, implemented the functionality and the security concept of the data space. The company Atos, which specializes in digitalization and cloud projects, accompanies and supports the project and monitors compliance with the certification-relevant criteria. Together, the truzzt Alliance companies ensure ease-of-use, maximum compatibility and the highest security standards. Read more about the partners and their work in the press release on the launch of the platform.
As one of seven Lighthouse Projects, the Mobility Data Space is part of the Gaia-X family, i.e., a class of data spaces that are all interoperable. This enables cross-domain and cross-sector exchange.
The technical conception of the MDS is carried out in close coordination with European and national initiatives to ensure compatibility with the Gaia-X projects as well as other European data spaces.
The Mobility Data Space helps its users to accelerate their innovation processes for the development of new solutions for a more demand-oriented, more comfortable and more attractive mobility offer. In this way, the Mobility Data Space makes a significant contribution to strengthening Germany as an automotive and mobility location and to Europe's digital sovereignty.
On the recommendation of the German EU Council Presidency, with the Passau Declaration European transport ministers actively committed themselves to combining the EU’s national data spaces into a European Mobility Data Space. The EU Commission welcomes this initiative and will include it in the planned EU strategy for sustainable and intelligent mobility.
Members of the Mobility Data Space receive broad-ranging support to help them successfully provide their data and develop data-driven business models. If they have questions or need support, they can contact the Mobility Data Space or us via the contact form at any time.
However, the main support offered by the Mobility Data Space to its members is the broad network of service partners and their services. They help with technical onboarding, process management or strategic questions. Would you like to learn more about these support services? Then visit our presentation of the service partners and their services.
Do you need technical support? Write an email to email@example.com
The project launched under the German name “Datenraum Mobilität” but this was changed to Mobility Data Space to boost awareness throughout Europe. A declared goal of the project is a network of actors from all over Europe. To achieve this, the name has to be easily understood so that all actors can identify with the project in the same way. This is more likely with an English name than with a German one.
Simply contact us via our contact form or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a participant contract. After confirmation of the participant contract, you will be registered as a participant and receive access to the data offerings of the Mobility Data Space as well as access to the corresponding contact persons The final step is to offer your data in the Mobility Data Space and access the existing data offerings by implementing a standard connector or an individual connector and subsequent certification. A detailed description of how to connect to the data space can be found under „Path to the MDS“.
The MDS Service Partners are selected service providers who support participants in the Mobility Data Space with their services, e.g., with onboarding or strategic questions. The service partners themselves benefit from the popularity of the Mobility Data Space and receive exclusive access to the MDS community. To be accepted as an MDS Service Partner, you must complete a multi-stage quality process. You can find out more about the offer and the services in the presentation of the Service Partners.
Are you interested in becoming an MDS Service Partner with your organization? Then use our contact form. Our Service Partner Managers will then contact you and send you a Service Partner Assessment to get a first impression of your organization’s portfolio. In subsequent steps, we will discuss the results of the assessment and services your organization could provide. After signing the Participant Agreement, you will gain access to the MDS community and be listed as an MDS Service Partner on the website.