The increase in actors producing data in the mobility sector, and the resulting growing number of data and diversity of data formats, are making it difficult to share and reuse data. Everyone agrees that data sharing can unlock new insights and lead to more efficient processes and new products, but there is still a lot of reluctance and issues to solve to achieve this.
Taking this challenge into consideration, H2020 projects MobiDataLab and Molière have decided to join forces and explore collaboration pathways that would lead to a better promotion of a mobility data sharing culture in Europe.
With the ambition of promoting sustainable, affordable, equitable, accessible mobility by making more data available, Molière will create a Mobility Data Marketplace (a « Wikipedia » for mobility data), exploiting the full potential of mobility-related data from the fusion of the GALILEO Satellite Navigation System with the inclusion of a blockchain layer for trust, security and safety of the data exchanged between users within the marketplace, and test its implementation in several use cases in European cities.
On the other hand, MobiDataLab aims at fostering digitalisation for mobility stakeholders through the development of a worldwide data sharing culture, starting in Europe. It intends to foster data-sharing by providing organising authorities with recommendations on how to improve the value of their data, contributing to the development of open tools in the cloud, and organising hackathons aiming to find innovative solutions to concrete mobility problems.
There are, thus, clear synergies between both projects, as they aim to develop a new mobility paradigm, and both agreed to continue to share knowledge and best practices on relevant topics, such as new business and revenue models for data sharing, market status – mobility data sharing companies, products, and services currently operating in the EU market, regulatory and legal needs, challenges and frameworks, data needs from mobility actors and how they can cooperate, organisation of hackathons, among others.
As data sharing has become a major strategic factor for improving the mobility as it comes with very important benefits for the different actors – it offers the best and most adapted service to the user, it improves services’ performance and coordination, and it creates new collaborations and business opportunities – so is the need for initiatives and projects such as MobiDataLab and Molière to come together and work towards the same goals.
If you have missed the webinar, where the Molière Project was presented, you can watch the video recording here: https://bit.ly/3GkoY5M
Molière has been awarded €1.9 m in funding by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA). The goal is to promote more sustainable, affordable, equitable, accessible mobility, in which micromobility and shared mobility services increasingly complement public transport. The Molière consortium works to demonstrate a diverse set of concrete, highly relevant mobility scenarios and use cases where geolocation data is key, addressing the needs of cities, public transport authorities, mobility service providers and end users. More about the Molière project – http://moliere-project.eu
The mission of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is to be the user-oriented operational agency of the EU Space Programme, contributing to the sustainable growth, security and safety of the European Union. Its goal is to communicate, promote and develop the market for data, information and services offered by Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and GOVSATCOM. Galileo provides improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users. Due to the multi-constellation of receivers that Galileo adds to, users can now know their exact position with greater precision. Galileo’s dual-frequency capability offers significant advantages in terms of achievable accuracy and improved resistance to jamming. Products that people use every day, from the GPS in their car to a mobile phone, benefit from the increased accuracy that Galileo provides. Galileo helps make Europe’s roads and railways safer and more efficient. Galileo boosts European innovation, contributes to the creation of many new products and services, creates jobs and allows Europe to own a greater share of the global market for added value services. For more information visit https://www.euspa.europa.eu/