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Clarification of roles in the area of mobility data

1. Possible business models involving mobility data and roles of the federal state, state & the economy

Generally spoken, mobility data are not new territory for the state, the economy and society. However, this is an area that is characterized by increasing technical and economic dynamics resulting from new technologies, conflicts of interest and roles assigned among the various stakeholders. The stakeholders involved in the focus topic of data took this starting point as an opportunity to discuss, among other things, the different roles in the dealing with mobility data with regard to data-based business models, opportunities of data monetization in relation to protection regulations and data sovereignty, and aspects of digital competencies. The working group's findings and recommendations for action were summarized in a report. The report was presented at the conference in Brussels in November 2022. Report: What will be the role of the state & which business models can be developed based on the targeted utilization of mobility data?

2. Further development of MobiData BW

MobiData BW is a central data platform for the exchange of mobility data across different modes of transport in Baden-Württemberg (public transport, parking, mobility services, infrastructure data, traffic information, etc.) and follows the open data approach for a liberal provision of data. The current developments of MobiData BW include, in particular, the integration of the state's traffic and roadworks data, the development of a new integration platform for mobility data as an open source software, and the connection of MobiData BW with the Mobility Data Space. Within the framework of the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector in Baden-Württemberg (SDA) it must be further clarified  which data, information, or services are to be included in MobiData BW from the perspective of external partners that are currently not available. These needs of the industry will be worked out in workshops.

3. Scalable digitalization competency for municipalities

Since the launch of the Intelligent City Performance project, an initial version of the software platform has been developed and is being implemented in the first cities and communities together with our partner energiedata 4.0(smart lighting). The focus is on municipalities in Baden-Württemberg and Germany, and, in the future, also in Europe. Via sensors, smart lighting can also provide data  for use in software platforms, allowing municipalities to optimize their traffic flows, control lighting based on demand, or reduce power consumption across sectors. In addition, private enterprises such as logistics service providers can use the data to optimize their trips, thus providing another viable business model for the platform. All of this contributes to the United Nations’ strategic Development Goals and provides opportunities to reduce CO emissions.

4. Citizens' dialog on mobility data

The aim of the project, which is funded by the Ministry of Transport and the Office of Civil Society and Civic Participation at the State Ministry, is to record and visualize the various ideas and preferences of citizens regarding the use of data and the desired roles of the stakeholders in the mobility system in a structured manner during a period of 12 months that began on 1 June 2023.

As part of the citizens' dialog on mobility data, the preferred mobility data space will be interactively developed and visually prototyped in two workshops, one in a more urban and one in a rural environment along the travel chains. The mobility data space is currently being identified and the workshop venues are being selected. The results will be summarized in a citizen's report for political decision-makers and presented at relevant events of the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector in Baden-Württemberg (SDA).

Parties Involved

  • Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg
  • State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg- Office of Civil Society and Civic Participation
  • Ministry of the Interior, Digitalisation and Local Government Baden-Württemberg
  • bitcom e.V.
  • bridgingIT GmbH
  • DEKRA e.V.
  • e-mobil BW GmbH
  • fastahead GmbH & Co. KG
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • FZI Research Center for Information Technology
  • Joint Innovation Hub, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV)
  • Mercedes Benz Group AG
  • MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH
  • Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH
  • PTV Group
  • Städtetag Baden-Württemberg (Association of municipalities in Baden-Württemberg)
  • Star Systems GmbH
  • State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg - Office of Civil Society and Civic Participation
  • Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)
  • Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart VVS (VVS public transport association)