One way that cities can take advantage of the flexibility MDS offers is through the MDS Vehicles endpoint, which lets cities know the current status of shared use vehicles in the public right of way.
No matter how cities use MDS, there are concrete steps they can take to ensure that citizen privacy and data security are protected.
Building on the best practices and policies of cities using MDS, the Privacy Guide for Cities offers a starting point to develop appropriate standards, make policy decisions, and implement new mobility programs with data privacy and security well-protected.
This is the first in a three-part series about the architectural landscape where we will explore the vision for MDS.
Whether they’re handling an emergency or just a planned road closure, cities are using the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) to make real-time changes and measure compliance in a constantly evolving environment.
We’ve put together a dynamic database of MDS use cases using Airtable to illustrate the specific ways in which cities are using MDS to create policy, enforce rules, and ensure the safe operation of vehicles in the public right of way.