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.
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.
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