Mobile companies soon dispossessed of their data?

No more politely asking companies for their data. In the framework of the law of orientation of the mobilities (Lom), which must be presented by the end of the year in Council of the Ministers, before a parliamentary examination the next year, the government prepares a measure likely to upset the mobility sector. This is the mandatory opening of mobility data, without distinction between the private and the public.

“Two types of data will be open,” said a spokesman for the ministry of transport, JDN. “Data mobility services useful to travelers (schedules, tariffs, location of bicycles in free floating …), which will be open to all, accessible in real time, at the cost of availability.” data of connected vehicles and driving assistants like Waze, “which will be available in an aggregated (therefore anonymous) way for infrastructure managers and law enforcement,” the spokesman continues.

Go faster than the EU

This complex measure, which still requires many consultations and clarifications, could be taken by decree outside the framework of the law mobilized, or be included in the draft bill vaguely to further specify the outlines by decree. It aims to transpose into national law the 2017 European regulation on the opening of transport data, but with an accelerated timetable: it provides for the opening of static transport data in December 2019, but postpones the obligation until 2023. dealing with real-time data.

The philosophy behind this measure is that part of the flow of transport now escapes cities and metropolises. In addition to public transport, a private mobility offer has been developed with services such as VTCs, carpooling, car-sharing and self-service two-wheelers. At the same time, navigation services such as Waze appeared, making it possible to retrieve information on a flow that has hitherto been difficult to evaluate, that of the individual car.


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