From thought-provoking opening statements and presentations to inspiring discussions on use cases, the event was packed with stimulating content towards building a trustable, scalable, and human mobility data space in Europe
30 May 2022 – Brussels, Belgium: Gaia-X, an organisation dedicated to data sovereignty, authenticity, and self-determination, hosted its second data space event on 19 May 2022, which focused on the mobility sector and its future within the Gaia-X data ecosystem. Check the video teaser here.
The Mobility Data Space Event was Gaia-X’s first step in developing a scalable and trustworthy mobility data space community in Europe, guided by the concepts of a citizen-centric, sovereign, and federated system.
“Decentralisation of data spaces would significantly expand the market and drive the development of citizen-friendly mobility services. Over 60% of people in Western Europe drive their own car to work every day. However, with wise and secure data sharing, we can improve public transit, which will improve living conditions in our congested cities. It precisely coincides with the current private-sector trends as well as the European Union objectives.” Francesco Bonfiglio, Gaia-X CEO, stated.
The event titled “How can dataspaces contribute to the development of mobility activities in Europe and better service for travellers?” was conceptualised to support creating a decentralised mobility data space in Europe. Citizens are given complete control over their data and the opportunity to share it with transportation infrastructure in order to generate safer and more fluid urban travel.