December 15, 2023

Meeting of the Family of Projecs Gaia-X 4 Future Mobility

In early December, the second major exchange of the Gaia-X 4 Future Mobility project family took place in Cologne, Germany, with attendees from all around 80 participating companies and research institutes. The family projects is developing numerous applications and foundations for future data-based mobility. The status of the six individual projects was presented and discussed, as well as the common project result Base-X. Base-X is an open data and service ecosystem following the Gaia-X principles, it sets the basis for the operation and scaling of the strongly transfer-oriented projects. Base-X emerged from the family of projects. As an independent and open system, it will enable any user group, developer or IT provider to exchange data and provide services in a secure, legal and property rights compliant manner.

At the meeting, the six projects demonstrated their great progress, the networking between them, the clear transfer orientation, and the added value for future data-based mobility. As part of the joint work, Base-X and four selected mobility applications - which are already well advanced in their implementation maturity thanks to the cooperation with the cities of Hamburg and Wolfsburg - will be presented to a wider public at the Hannover Messe 2024: (1) Bus Stop Management, with the aim of making better use of public bus stops through private bookings, (2) The ODD Classifier, which enables the systematic introduction of automated vehicles in cities, (3) Road Condition Monitoring for predictive maintenance of transport infrastructure, (4) Intermodal Mobility, which links different mobility services to an end-to-end travel chain.

As coordinator of the family of projetcs, the DLR Institute of AI Safety und Security planned and hosted the meeting at the DLR site in Cologne. Helge Windisch captured the status of the projects and the most important points of the day in a graphic recording.
The second day was dedicated to the coordination of the project family, including the consortium leaders, the BMWK - represented by Ernst Stöckl-Pukall, Marco Schuldt and Xu Zhu - and TÜV Rheinland, represented by Dr Cornelia von Krüchten and Okan Keskin.

Our thanks go to all speakers, participants and the organizing team.