Last week, ERTICO CEO Joost Vantomme presented the ERTICO Partnership and laid forward its experience on the European Data Strategy during an online workshop hosted by the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). Connecting the Dots, a leading theme for the future mobility landscape echoes ERTICO’s vision and perspective of creating smarter mobility solutions and services.

“I was pleased to bring the ERTICO experience on our various data-sharing platforms to the panel with distinguished experts on the Data Act/GDPR/DMA/DSA/Data Governance Act. A complex European labyrinth of data frameworks,” says Joost Vantomme, ERTICO CEO. New opportunities ahead point at key elements such as multi-modal, account-based single ticketing and data mobility spaces that will help to connect and further develop the future mobility landscape. What is required is a combination of individual ownership and shared approaches with a solid interoperable data-sharing ecosystem based on trust.”

During the Panel discussion, he also brought forward interoperability issues about cloud switching and the interplay between the Data Act and other EU data regulations. Joost Vantomme highlighted the importance of the ERTICO partnership work on data spaces, connected and automated mobility and the need to demystify the real benefits of technology and innovation in our transport system. I am truly proud of our +120 ERTICO partners and the quality office team. We are delivering on data sharing in Europe.

TILT and TILEC hosted the online workshop to bring together academics, policymakers and industry representatives for a discussion of the legislative proposal for a Data Act. The expectations of the Data Act to create a fair, competitive and innovative data economy are high. The workshop aimed to explore whether the current text of the Data Act can meet these expectations and what pitfalls need to be considered during the further legislative process.

Read more about the Online workshop here.