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The Reference Group of the MobiDataLab Project consists of relevant mobility stakeholders (i.e. local/regional authorities, transport authorities, transport associations/clusters, transport operators and others). It is designed to help co-create, explore, experiment, and evaluate the Transport Cloud.

Presentation of the Reference Group Members

After launching an open call for participation in March 2021, applications were reviewed, and 13 organisations were selected to be part of the MobiDataLab Reference Group. The kick off of the reference group involvement in the project took place in April 2021. You can discover the RG members in the table below.

Organisation NameOrganisation type
Benelux/NRW living lab for MaaSInternational collaboration on MaaS
Cubic Transportation SystemTransportation technology provider
City hall of TimisoaraLocal authority
Municipality of EindhovenLocal authority
LeuvenLocal authority
PromálagaLocal authority
Municipality IX EUR of the city if RomeLocal authority
Rome Mobility AgencyLocal authority
TIER MobilityMicro-mobility operator
Mobility Agency for the State of Baden-WürttembergMobility agency
New-York State Department of transportationTransport authority
e-Trikala SAMunicipal company
Hamburger Hochbahn AGPublic transportation company
List of MobiDataLab RG members

At the kick off meeting, the MobiDataLab project was introduced, as well as the role of the RG group in the success of the project tasks. RG members presented themselves and their purpose in the project.

Involvement of RG members in MobiDataLab

MobiDataLab RG engagement roadmap

The RG was invited to an online validation workshop on November 16, 2021. Transport operators and authorities were reminded the objectives of the project and presented with first outcomes:

  • Analysis of key stakeholders for mobility data sharing
  • Assessment of needs and potential cooperations
  • Analysis of challenges related to data protection and privacy
  • Definition of first use cases
  • Collection of first data sets

The discussion brought specific benefits of the projects for RG members forward. It gave further inspiration, incentives and motivation to the project partners for the following tasks.

MobiDataLab validation workshop

After this validation workshop, the members of the RG were invited to a technical workshop to engage with the project partners’ activities.

On April 26, they attended a demonstration of the project’s data catalogue. This catalogue is based on mobility data collected in several transport and local authorities, among which several members of the RG. The technical workshop was the occasion to discuss challenges to collect this data. RG members also underlined key data they would like to see exploited to improve urban transport services.

In addition to the data collected, services provided by partners of the consortium were also demonstrated. The Navitia platform and its journey planning capabilities were presented by our partner KISIO. Following this demonstration, a discussion with transport authorities highlighted challenges to develop this type of service. RG members also mentioned some other services to be developed with shared data.

Navitia platform demonstration

in the coming months, RG members will be asked to provide concrete mobility challenges related to the lack of data sharing. These challenges will be proposed to developer in three living lab instances in 2023: a datathon, a hackathon, and a codagon. The objective is to design adequate solutions to real problems.

Stay tuned to follow our cooperation with local authorities and transport managers and operators!