Emmett: The plat­form for data-dri­ven mobil­i­ty in Ger­many goes online

Emmett is an open communication and networking platform for data-driven mobility projects, initiated and implemented by the independent think tank iRights.Lab.

Emmett offers an insight into the projects of the research initiative mFUND (Modernitätsfonds) of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
The platform serves the networking and exchange between science, business, politics and the general public and promotes discourse on the future of mobility.

The Emmett com­mu­ni­ca­tion and net­work­ing plat­form goes online today on the occa­sion of the Euro­pean Open Data for Smart Mobil­i­ty Con­fer­ence 2020 (ODSMC). The con­fer­ence is part of the pro­gram of the Ger­man EU Coun­cil Pres­i­den­cy. It focus­es on the poten­tial of data as a cen­tral dri­ver of inno­va­tion for sus­tain­able and effi­cient mobil­i­ty 4.0. Emmett ties in pre­cise­ly here and offers both an overview of cur­rent data-dri­ven mobil­i­ty projects in Ger­many and a plat­form for net­work­ing sci­ence, busi­ness and pol­i­tics, which is con­tin­u­al­ly being expand­ed with new functions.

Emmett is our show­case into the mobil­i­ty of the future. Through net­work­ing we want to cre­ate syn­er­gies with­in the sec­tor and at the same time spark enthu­si­asm for data-dri­ven mobil­i­ty solu­tions through new for­mats. After all, to drive for­ward the mobil­i­ty of the future, we need both: research and devel­op­ment — but also the nec­es­sary open­ness of peo­ple,” explains Andreas Scheuer, Fed­er­al Min­is­ter of Trans­port and Dig­i­tal Infrastructure.

Emmett is the first plat­form to focus sole­ly on the cross-indus­try and cross-modal top­ics of data-dri­ven mobil­i­ty — from road to rail and from water to air. The plat­form aims to arouse enthu­si­asm for mobil­i­ty and data: In research papers, edi­to­r­i­al con­tri­bu­tions, pod­casts and data visu­al­iza­tions, tech­no­log­i­cal and data-dri­ven appli­ca­tions become com­pre­hen­si­ble and under­stand­able for every­one. In addi­tion, con­crete use cases are used to report on chal­lenges and solu­tions for dig­i­tal mobil­i­ty appli­ca­tions and prod­ucts.
The find­ings of the mFUND projects as well as freely acces­si­ble infor­ma­tion and data are used as a basis and the sus­tain­able ben­e­fits of the projects for soci­ety, the envi­ron­ment and the econ­o­my are highlighted.

Emmett is ini­ti­at­ed by the inde­pen­dent think tank iRights.Lab, which has been imple­ment­ing a project on data gov­er­nance in mFUND since 2017 and the mFUND accom­pa­ny­ing research since 2020. Over the next few years, Emmett will devel­op var­i­ous dig­i­tal and inter­ac­tive for­mats to bring togeth­er dis­cus­sion part­ners from mFUND and the mobil­i­ty sec­tor. “The new inde­pen­dent plat­form looks at the topic of mobil­i­ty of the future from the per­spec­tive of soci­ety as a whole. Data-dri­ven inno­va­tions are a glob­al key to our soci­ety. Tech­ni­cal and dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tions often start very small. At emmett.io we look at hun­dreds of approach­es to pre­cise­ly this. It is a spec­tac­u­lar jour­ney into the future,” says Philipp Otto, Direc­tor of the iRights.Lab.

The future of mobil­i­ty is becom­ing increas­ing­ly indi­vid­u­al­ized and every­one can decide for them­selves when, how and where they want to go. Shap­ing a future-proof mobil­i­ty is an enor­mous task. It has to be eco­log­i­cal­ly and eco­nom­i­cal­ly sus­tain­able as well as geared to people’s needs. In order for Ger­many to fur­ther strength­en its inter­na­tion­al per­for­mance and inno­va­tion capa­bil­i­ty, open dis­cus­sion and coop­er­a­tion with­in the indus­try is nec­es­sary. Emmett pro­motes this dis­course on its plat­form and calls for Ger­many to help shape the future of mobility.

About Emmett
Emmett is an open com­mu­ni­ca­tion and net­work­ing plat­form for data-dri­ven mobil­i­ty projects, ini­ti­at­ed and imple­ment­ed by the inde­pen­dent think tank iRights.Lab. The plat­form offers an overview and insight into the projects of the research ini­tia­tive mFUND (Moder­nitäts­fonds) of the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Trans­port and Dig­i­tal Infra­struc­ture (BMVI). Emmett serves the net­work­ing and exchange of infor­ma­tion between busi­ness, sci­ence and pol­i­tics as well as all project par­tic­i­pants and inter­est­ed cit­i­zens. The plat­form pro­vides a cross-sec­toral insight into cur­rent research and devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive mobil­i­ty in Germany.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion is avail­able at www.emmett.io, Twit­ter, LinkedIn.

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