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29 May 2019

SAE forms consortium to address mobility sharing principles

SAE International, a mobility standards developer, has formed a consortium to develop a framework of best practices to support secure mobility data sharing.

It says the consortium will develop standardised data definitions and metrics as well as best practices to ensure appropriate safeguards for geolocation and personal data shared between mobility operators and cities.

SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC), an affiliate organisation specialising in bringing together public agencies and industry to address challenges in transportation, will convene the members of the consortium.

Jack Pokrzywa, SAE director of global ground vehicle standards, says both organisations will “provide a neutral, democratic, and objective forum to develop data-sharing frameworks to support safe, equitable and liveable streets for all”.

The consortium members – which include Populus, Miami-Dade County, Jump and Spin – will initially focus on micromobility.

Regina Clewlow, CEO of Populus, says the company will help “support data-sharing efforts that will ensure cities get the information they need for transportation planning”.

Looking ahead, the consortium intends to collaborate with other bodies developing standards and best practices for shared mobility to harmonise their related activities.

SAE and its partners say they expect other public agencies, shared mobility operators and data platforms will join the consortium to define the framework of principles and organised activities.

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