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.
After two years of pioneering work, here is what we have to share.
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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.
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.
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.
Technology and data offer new tools to proactively manage curbs and sidewalks, and in doing so deliver more public value from scarce curb space.
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.