Finnish mobility operators agree on ground rules for data
Improvement of traffic services for businesses and households received a boost with the adoption of an open-source Rulebook by operators in the Finnish mobility sector. The goal is to promote service development in the industry, in both goods and passenger traffic, with means such as data sharing. The traffic sector is thus at last following the lead of the banking and telecommunications sectors, which have for a long time now had interoperable customer services in place.
The Rulebook, devised in collaboration by operators in the sector, will be adopted by all operators in the open-source traffic data ecosystem. Founding members Finnair, Fintraffic, HSL, ITS Finland Ry, LMJ, MaaS Global, Matkahuolto, Metsäteho, Valopilkku Taksi, VR, VTT and FLD Osuuskunta will sign the Rulebook first, and then every operator will be sent an invitation to join as an official members and to commit to compliance with the Rulebook. The Rulebook is based on groundwork done by Sitra to promote a fair data economy. The common Rulebook is a much expected milestone for the 140 operators who have already done good work on this matter in working groups.