Gaia-X 4 moveID, part of the Gaia-X 4 Future Mobility project family
The Gaix-X 4 Future Mobility project family is located in the mobility domain of the German Gaia-X Hub. The common focus of the projects in the family is on the Gaia-X-based implementation of future mobility applications with high product proximity, for which data-based networking with manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and users is essential. Accordingly, a wide variety of partners from all application, research and topic areas of mobility and, in particular, information and communication technologies are involved here. In total, around 80 partners from industry and science are involved in this joint initiative that is coordinated by the DLR Institute for AI Safety and Security.
Gaia-X 4 moveID
moveID is focussed on decentralized digital identity and data sharing.
A holistic, transparent system architecture for the exchange of information between providers and customers of mobility applications in road traffic while complying with aspects relevant to data protection is not available today. Central architectures in particular prevail here, which are tailored to special applications and customer groups, for example. The current platform models of the ‘hyperscalers’ (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, etc.), with the associated lock-in effects and asymmetrical business models for data use, cannot be regarded as an optimal solution here either.
Decentralized solutions and the development of essential technology components for this purpose, such as new digital identity concepts in particular, are therefore indispensable because they can prevent closed ecosystems with lock-in effects and high windfall profits by monopolistic platform intermediaries. At the same time, mobility services can be developed on this basis while ensuring high data protection and security requirements.
In addition to the technological implementation of decentralized, digital identities in road traffic, the focus of the GAIA-X 4 moveID project is on non-discriminatory access to digital services in a closely networked, European infrastructure with preservation of autonomy with regard to private data and improvement of security and trustworthiness in a future Internet of Things (IoT). This is based on decentralized, platform-independent technologies, such as Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and decentralized data marketplaces. The use of DLT will enable the GAIA-X framework in its missions of decentralized data processing, data sovereignty, interoperability both in terms of technical and semantic standards, and support future mobility applications. The threatening business models of hyperscalers entering the European market, dominated by asymmetric data and information flows, can thus also be countered with a technology based on European values.
Consortial lead for Gaia-X 4 moveID is the Robert Bosch GmbH.