The OMF proudly endorses the Privacy Principles for Mobility Data, designed to guide the mobility ecosystem in the responsible use of data and the protection of individual privacy
GBFS is governed by MobilityData, and MDS is managed by the Open Mobility Foundation. While the specifications serve different purposes, they – like our organizations – work closely together.
As an open-source organization, the Open Mobility Foundation welcomes various types of participation and contribution. Not sure where to start? This is your guide to getting involved.
Learn more about what the OMF, our members, and community of contributors has been up to lately.
A quick guide for cities and companies on when and why to upgrade to new versions of the Mobility Data Specification (MDS).
Join us for a trip down memory lane as we celebrate the contributions, collaboration, and collective great work happening across the OMF community.
If you’re thinking about making a contribution to one of the OMF’s open source projects, here are some things to consider about how your proposed feature gets evaluated during the release.
How the Mobility Data Specification evolves to incorporate the best ideas from all parts of the Open Mobility Foundation’s community.
Ride Report has leveraged MDS for use around fees and subsidies, allowing cities to enact complex policies to achieve their goals while mitigating common challenges.
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.
Take the survey to help us prioritize the development of features, allocate resources, and better understand how we can support adoption of new versions of MDS.
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.
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.