Data impuls­es for smart mobility

iRights.Lab collaborates on the BMVI mFUND conference

At the third mFUND conference in Berlin, organized by the Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI; Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure), iRights.Lab led participants through the program and organized two workshops on data quality and the ethical questions that arise in connection with new mobility concepts.

The third BMVI mFUND con­fer­ence took place at the Allianz Forum in Berlin from 26 to 27 Sep­tem­ber, in front of more than 400 par­tic­i­pants. The motto of this year’s two-day event was “Data impuls­es for smart mobil­i­ty” and Wiebke Gläss­er from iRights.Lab mod­er­at­ed the program. 

Fed­er­al Min­is­ter Andreas Scheuer, mem­ber of the Ger­man Bun­destag, opened the con­fer­ence and dis­cussed, among other things, his ministry’s work in con­nec­tion with the mFUND, for which the iRights.Lab is respon­si­ble for con­duct­ing accom­pa­ny­ing research.

With the mFUND (Moder­nitäts­fonds; Moder­ni­ty fund) research ini­tia­tive, the BMVI sup­ports research and devel­op­ment projects relat­ed to data-based appli­ca­tions for Mobil­i­ty 4.0. In addi­tion to finan­cial sup­port, mFUND orga­nizes a range of events in order to sup­port net­work­ing between the rel­e­vant actors in the field. 

In addi­tion to mod­er­at­ing the event, iRights.Lab orga­nized two work­shops. The first dealt with the ques­tion of data qual­i­ty in prac­tice and which inter­nal orga­ni­za­tion­al process­es could best con­tribute to qual­i­ty assur­ance. The par­tic­i­pants eval­u­at­ed a check­list pre­pared by iRights.Lab, which focused on top­ics such as the acces­si­bil­i­ty, cur­rent­ness, and com­pre­hen­si­bil­i­ty of data. The sec­ond work­shop dealt with the eth­i­cal and social dimen­sions of the mobil­i­ty sec­tor. In addi­tion to a tool for assess­ing the social rel­e­vance of projects, we pre­sent­ed our Algo.Rules – for­mal rules of design that guide the assess­ment of algo­rith­mic systems.

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