The story

The MDM story at a glance

The MDM is part of the "Metadata platform for traffic information on individual transport" project. Initiators are the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the Federal Highway Research Institute.

2015 The MDM becomes bilingual for the European market

The new MDM website features improved responsiveness and is now also available in English.

2014 Ready for the future: the MDM in normal operation

The Mobility Data Marketplace moves to long-term operation.

2013 The MDM collates and distributes petrol station prices

Used by the Federal Cartel Office's market transparency unit for fuels, the MDM infrastructure demonstrates its robustness and scalability, also when under pressure.

2012 Pilot operation under realistic conditions commences

The marketplace is now ready for other stakeholders, also those not directly involved. A viable concept for sustainable operation is created.

2011 Trial operation of the MDM

The new marketplace is tested using the first pilot services. The experiences made by early users drive the optimisation work.

2010 The technical realisation begins

Materna GmbH in Dortmund prevails in the invitation to tender and commences implementation work in September.

2009 The preparations begin

Important questions about the organisation and legal framework are clarified, and the invitation to tender for the realisation and operation of the MDM platform is prepared.

2007 The ignition spark for the MDM

Initial discussions take place about a platform for dynamic traffic data. The basic concept for an online site is created with future users.