Pho­to credits: Knorr-Brem­se AG

Towards a Rail Data Space

Knorr-Bremse: Establishing data sovereignty and data ecosystems in the rail industry

(Munich / Dort­mund, 25.02.2020) Digi­ta­liz­a­ti­on is both, a dri­ver and enab­ler of inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness models. The key resour­ce for this is data and its lin­kage. IDSA mem­ber com­pa­ny Knorr-Brem­se is lever­aging this inno­va­ti­on poten­ti­al to crea­te a secu­re data space for the rail indus­try: the "Rail Data Space".

The pre­re­qui­si­te for Inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness pro­ces­ses and smart ser­vices based on data is their simp­le lin­kage of data from sources in dif­fe­rent com­pa­nies in data sharing eco­sys­tems – but also the secu­re data exchan­ge while main­tai­ning data sov­er­eig­n­ty. The Rail Data Space does just that: It allows the sov­er­eign manage­ment of data assets.

The basis for this is the refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re model of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces (IDS-RAM). The IDS-RAM is con­si­de­red a reco­gni­zed stan­dard for data sov­er­eig­n­ty and an indis­pensable ele­ment of trust­worthy data sharing eco­sys­tems. It pro­vi­des data ser­vices that inclu­de, for examp­le, anony­miz­a­ti­on of data, inte­gra­ti­on and set­ting "expi­ra­ti­on dates" for data use.

On Febru­a­ry 25, 2020, Knorr-Brem­se is orga­ni­zing an expe­ri­ence and con­cept work­shop, to launch the Rail Data Space. Basic ele­ments and fun­da­men­tals of the IDS refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re model and their signi­fi­can­ce for the rail indus­try will be dis­cus­sed, as well as the IDS Con­nec­tor and rele­vant use cases. Sce­n­a­ri­os, roles and part­ners for future data eco­sys­tems in the rail indus­try will be ana­ly­zed.

For the press release as Word document.