OMF opens Mobility Data Specification survey

The Open Mobility Foundation (OMF) has opened a survey on Mobility Data Specification (MDS), seeking to expanding understanding of how MDS are used and support adoption of new versions.

MDS is an OMF project is a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) focused on dockless e-scooters, bicycles, mopeds and carshare. Drawing from projects like GTFS and GBFS, the goals of MDS are to provide a standardized way for municipalities or other regulatory agencies to ingest, compare and analyse data from mobility service providers, providing municipalities with the ability to express regulation in machine-readable formats.

As local authorities and private operators seek new and innovative ways of working together to design and deliver sustainable mobility services, MDS will be increasingly critical to urban transport.

The survey which will be open until March 24 aims to secure feedback on the use of MDS across the world.

The survey is aimed at:

  • Public Agencies
  • Mobility Service Providers
  • Software Companies

The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete, and can be found here.