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#03 New mobility: What’s the big deal about data?

How do we make good use of what we collect?

2021-07-01 33 min

Description & Show Notes

With all the technology involved in new mobility, data plays a big role. In fact, data has been referred to as “the new oil”. But while oil resources are running out, the amount of data is increasing exponentially. The question is, what can we do with it? How do we make good use of it? And how can we protect our personal data? Let's find out in this month's episode of Mobility Planet.
You’re listening to the third in a series of four podcasts looking at various aspects of data coming with new mobility. The four episodes have been produced within the context of a European project called GECKO, which looks at effectively regulating new mobility without stifling the creative ideas behind it.

If you’re asking yourself what “new mobility” is, generally speaking, it’s all the new services that have been popping up like mushrooms in the past few years. That includes the ride hailing app you may have on your phone or the shared e-scooters you see racing past you on the street. There’s also Mobility as a Service, which is all about being able to mix and match different services – again using an app on your phone.

We talked about who has data and who shares it. And whether we lack data or if we just don’t know what to do with what we’ve got. And what’s the benefit of sharing data? Where is there unmet potential for data use? And are there any good examples out there? 

One of our conversation partners was Laura Eiro, a programme director from ITS Finland. She has also worked in Finland’s Ministry of Transport and on developing Finnish transport policy, as well as on the concept of Mobility as a Service. She has an interest in collaboration between research and the public and private sectors.

Then we have Bernd Ivanschitz from Wiener Linien, the public transport authority in Vienna. Bernd is a data scientist and Head of Unit for Mobility Statistics and Market Research.

And last but not least, we have Gregor Petri. Gregor is an economist by training and the co-founder of a company called Triply – also located in Vienna – which provides data analytics for the mobility sector.

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Jingle: Santiago Campos
Visual: Marie Rupprecht, Alexander Büche
Speakers: Bonnie Fenton, Laura Eiro, Bernd Ivanschitz, Gregor Petri

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