The UK needs to move much faster in plugging various ‘open data’ gaps, if the country is to realise its ambitions of being a global leader in the emerging Intelligent Mobility market.

Defined as the smarter, greener and more efficient movement of people and goods around the world, Intelligent Mobility is a sector of the wider transport industry which is predicted to be worth around £900 billion a year by 2025.

In order to play a leading role in this sector, however, the UK will have to address a number of issues in regards to data access, data handling and data skills – with data having been identified as “a new form of oil” for future transport systems.

The inspiration for the index arose from a report, The Transport Data Revolution commissioned in March, 2015 by the Transport Systems Catapult.

This report was tasked with investigating the current landscape regarding the form, availability and access to data required to support innovation and drive intelligent mobility within the UK.

A number of key recommendations were made, which included establishing, maintaining and updating an IM Data Index of both open and closed datasets.

To ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, names and contact details of individuals at the organisations listed in the Index have been removed.

Contributing to the IMData Index

To have your datasets added to the IMDATA Index, please email imdata_support@ts.catapult.org.uk .