13 11 2019

State promotes digitalised and sustainable mobility of the future

According to the will of the state government, administrations, private users and companies in Baden-Württemberg are to benefit from publically accessible mobility data in the future. Economy and climate protection will benefit from efficient and intelligent mobility.

Secure and publically available mobility data are a location advantage for future applications according to Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann. Under the umbrella of the country's digitization strategy digital@bw, the Ministry of Transport has presented to the Council of Ministers additional measures for digitized and sustainable mobility of the future. "They are an important element in developing Baden-Württemberg from the number one car country to the number one mobility country. In order to make this transformation a success, the state government has set up the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector, in which digitization will be developed together with the automotive industry and other societal actors," said the Prime Minister.

Together with partners and the company for local public transport, the Ministry of Transport is implementing key decisions for the mobility data architecture in the state during this legislative period. In the MobiData BW project, for example, digital information from the field of road traffic is combined with information about the traffic situation in public transport. Data on existing and available parking spaces as well as on sharing offers are important for multi-modal pathways. This requires cooperation with many partners. Municipal information on sustainable traffic management should also be integrated and passed on to operators of navigation services via the nationwide mobility data marketplace MDM. While open data sets are already available for use at the Baden-Württemberg public transport service, MobiData BW will also be offering an intermodal route calculation in the coming year, which will combine a wide variety of means of transport in a travel recommendation - according to the respective traffic situation. This traffic information should also reach the citizens and the road users through municipalities, mobility providers and other interested parties via their websites and apps.

Mobility data should enable a wide variety of applications in planning, traffic control and also in vehicle technology. With the nationwide digitization strategy digital@BW, the state government is therefore tackling a total of 50 individual measures in this legislative period in order to advance digital mobility in the southwest. In addition to the state administration itself, numerous partners from research, industry and local governments are also involved.

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State promotes digitalised and sustainable mobility of the future

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