EMQ & The Mobility Data Space Community(MDS): Collaborating to Drive Sustainable Mobility Forward
Morgan Hill, CA, December 28, 2023 – EMQ, developer of the world’s leading open-source MQTT messaging platform, EMQX, proudly announces its official membership in the Mobility Data Space (MDS) community. EMQ EMEA Head of Sales Stefano Marmonti expressed his excitement, stating, "We're delighted to join the MDS community—a distinctive platform that integrates data and technology to enhance accessibility, safety, and efficiency in global transportation systems. Joining MDS aligns perfectly with EMQ's strategic vision of fostering a more intelligent and interconnected mobile experience through cross-industry collaboration."
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV), MDS stands as a neutral and trustworthy partner. Its mission is to establish a networked and secure data infrastructure in Europe while adhering to European values of data protection, sovereignty, and interoperability. As a cloud-based data marketplace, MDS encourages collaboration in the mobility sector encompassing the automotive industry, mobility service providers, local municipalities, and transport companies. It promotes the exchange of data and contributes to safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly mobility.
Recognizing data as the primary catalyst for innovation in mobility, affecting commuting, journeys, and transportation, MDS operates with a collective commitment among industry leaders to revolutionize smart transportation and sustainable mobility. EMQ believes that its participation in MDS will facilitate collaborative efforts to shape the future of the mobility ecosystem alongside industry pioneers, providing users with convenient and sustainable mobile solutions. EMQ pledges to cooperate with MDS to define the future of networked mobility, setting the stage for a European mobility data ecosystem. Committed to sharing advanced IoT and real-time data technologies, EMQ aims to empower the MDS community to create intelligent travel solutions. Collaborating closely with MDS members, EMQ will drive information sharing and data interoperability, enhancing transportation efficiency and security. Looking ahead, EMQ plans to propel MDS into a global leadership role in mobile data platforms through technological innovation and collaboration, fostering the sustainable development of the mobility ecosystem.
About the Mobility Data Space
The Mobility Data Space (MDS) is a data marketplace where partners in the mobility sector can exchange data on their own terms in order to enable and develop innovative, environmentally and user friendly mobility concepts. The technical design of the MDS is being implemented in close coordination with European and national initiatives to ensure compatibility with the projects of Gaia-X and other European data spaces. The operating company - the non-profit organisation DRM Datenraum Mobilität GmbH – grew out of a project initiated by acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering. The MDS is funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport.
The operating company's partners are the Förderverein of acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering, BMW INTEC Beteiligungs GmbH, Caruso GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Aktiengesellschaft, Deutsche Post AG, HERE Europe B.V., HUK-COBURG Haftpflicht-Unterstützungs-Kasse kraftfahrender Beamter Deutschlands a.G. in Coburg, Mercedes-Benz AG, VDV eTicket Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Volkswagen Group Info Services AG and the states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.