THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

Municipalities across the country have joined together to create a new global non-profit organization called the Open Mobility Foundation to support the development of open-sourced software that provides scalable mobility solutions for cities.

Governed by cities, the Open Mobility Foundation develops and promotes technology used in commercial products that either use the right-of-way or that help government entities manage the public right-of-way.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

As our urban transportation systems continue to incorporate more and more digitally enabled ways of moving around—from ride-sharing to shared scooters and bikes to autonomous vehicles and drones—cities need new ways of ensuring that everyone has their transport needs met in a safe, equitable, and environmentally sustainable way.

Interested in joining or supporting our open source software community? Find out more about membership and participation or get in touch!

ABOUT MDS

The OMF is based on a platform called “Mobility Data Specifications” (MDS) that was initially developed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to help manage dockless micro-mobility programs (including shared dockless e-scooters).

MDS is comprised of a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that create standardized two-way communications for cities and private companies to share information about their operations, and that allow cities to collect data that can inform real-time traffic management and public policy decisions to enhance safety, equity and quality of life. More than 50 cities across the United States — and dozens across the globe — already use MDS to manage micro-mobility services.

What We Believe: Our Core Principles

The OMF’s work is underpinned by core principles of Open-Source, Data and Privacy, Competition, Compatibility, Modularity, and Sustainability that drive and inform all our work.

 “The Open Mobility Foundation supports the development of an open-sourced software platform that allow cities to fulfill their multiple responsibilities for safety, limiting congestion, promoting commerce, and improving quality of life”

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles

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