In addition to insights about the use of different versions, APIs, and beta features, we also learned more about the cities and companies using MDS, some of which might be a surprise.
OMF’s Curb Management Working Group has completed an initial scope of work for the new Curb Data Specification (or CDS for short), and will move forward with starting development and implementation work next month. Learn more about what’s next.
Learn more about how OMF’s unique open source model works to the benefit of both cities and private companies in the transportation sector.
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In dismissing a recent complaint with prejudice, the court made clear that there is no legal basis to challenge the use of MDS on privacy grounds. Learn more about this legal development, and the Open Mobility Foundation’s work to support and enhance privacy best practices.
The 1.1.0 release adds new top level APIs, privacy options, and transparency features to the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) as part of an effort to support requested use cases and take new steps in data privacy.
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.
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.