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T-Systems is #1 in automotive in Germany, link: Our Telekom Data Intelligence Hub (DIH) team helps companies connect their data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) with the right data supply chains, ecosystems and platforms so that data is rich, under control, available, usable, and secure – all browser-based as a managed service in the cloud.


Automotive is evolving and merging into a larger mobility sector due to new digital capabilities and user experience with software (SW-defined car, for example) and data as its fuel (from section on "Dataspaces") on the one hand and climate regulation on the other hand.

For example, at CES 2023 in Las Vegas Oliver Zipse, CEO of BMW, introduced its DEE show car as a shift from "the ultimate driving machine" to "ultimate companion".

How is the "Data Revolution" affecting this evolution of automotive? Read about our insights from first movers, pioneering, and award-winning initiatives and Gaia-X lighthouse projects like Catena-X and Gaia-X 4 Future Mobility.


"Mobility Analytics" seriesFrom symptoms to root cause to first solutions

This series is applying “Economics of data” (from section on "Dataspaces") to the data-driven transformation of the automotive & mobility business: It starts bottom up to lay out the challenges systematically … from service shift in automotive (story #1) and mobility is broken (story # 3) … to first solutions, such as intermodal travel for speed and sustainability (story #4).

1. The service shift: New mobility as big as traditional automotive, link
2. Power shift to data: The auto-less auto company? link
3. Stuck in traffic: How bad is it … do we age faster … how can we fix it? link
4. What’s holding back intermodal mobility? link
5. Berlin digital twin: Yes, intermodal travel is faster! link
6. Hamburg digital twin: 30% faster travel with integrated mobility, link


Case study: RealLab Hamburg mobility super-app

Winner of "Innovation Lab Award" by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action based on dataspace technology

  1. RealLab Hamburg official report (mobility super-app chapter): RealLabHH. 2022. Wir verändern Mobilität. Reallabor Hamburg (RealLabHH) , link
  2. Better performance - faster travel, easier to use:  Schlueter Langdon, C., N. Oehrlein, and D. Kerinnis. 2021. Integrated public transport: Quantifying user benefits – Example of Hamburg. Technical Paper ID 438, 27th ITS World Congress, Hamburg, link
  3. Consumer journeys and system architecture: Schlueter Langdon, C. and J. Eckert. 2022. Intermodal travel super app with agent system and dataspace: RealLab Hamburg implementation. Scientific Paper ID 1225984, 28th ITS World Congress, Los Angeles, link

Case study: Catena-X data ecosystem

Deutsche Telekom was co-founder of the Automotive Alliance network, which later evolved into Catena-X Automotive Network, a EUR 250 million consortium of 28 companies with funding of approx. EUR 110 mio. by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The Catena-X ecosystem is comprised of (1) a dataspace,  (2) first-data product templates for data chains like digital twins, and (3) super-apps like product carbon footprint (PCF) tracking and material traceability for material pass and next-generation quality management.

  • IAA & Catena-X Munich: Data drives software-defined vehicle and supply chain, link
  • Prelaunch Austin: First success and next steps, link
  • Catena-X goes U.S.A: Following global supply chains, link
  • Hannover Fair: Catena-X dataspace goes live with Cofinity-X and beta phase, link
  • Catena-X With GAIA-X: Will Data Space Be the Word of 2021? Link

Better Data = Better economics for mobility

  • Intermodal economics: Schlueter Langdon, C. 2021. Dataspace Enabled Mobility. In: Mertens, C., and C. Schlueter Langdon (eds.). Data Move People Anthology (version 1.0, October), International Dataspaces Association, Berlin, Germany: 27-41, link
  • Schlueter Langdon, C., and N. Oehrlein. 2021. How much better is public transport with intermodal? Quantifying user benefits of integration with micro mobility. Working Paper (WP_DCL-Drucker-CGU_2021-03), Drucker Customer Lab, Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, link
  • Schlueter Langdon, C. 2020. Quantifying intermodal mobility: A parsimonious model and simulation. Working Paper (WP_DCL-Drucker-CGU_2020-06), Drucker Customer Lab, Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, link
  • Schlueter Langdon, C. 2020. Pedal to the metal for intermodal travel. T-Systems Expert Blog (2020-12-14), link

Data-driven automotive & mobility @ Blog of International Dataspaces Association (IDSA)

Schlueter Langdon, C. 2021. Catena-X for GAIA-X: Will Dataspace Be the Word of 2021? Blog (2021-03-03), International Dataspace Association, Berlin, link

Schlueter Langdon, C. 2020. Mobility with IDS: Adding the “N” in NPM to RealLab Hamburg. Blog (2020-10-12), International Dataspace Association, Berlin, link

Schlueter Langdon C. 2020. Metamorphosis of Auto into Mobility. Blog (2020-07-10), International Dataspace Association, Berlin, link


Auto events

  • IAA & Catena-X Munich: Data drives software-defined vehicle and supply chain, link
  • ITS World Congress Los Angeles: IDSA & Gaia-X goes USA, link
  • CES Las Vegas: What is BMW's DEE "ultimate companion", Sony's Afeela, link
  • Los Angeles Auto Show: LA autonomous, link
  • IDSA Summit Bonn: New IDS Mobility Community and “Data Move People” anthology, link
  • Deutsche Telekom Hackathon Bonn: Shaping the future of mobility, link
  • Startup Autobahn Stuttgart: New, data-driven mobility through dataspaces, link
  • Startup Autobahn: Mobility-as-a-Service @ Telekom headquarters, link
  • Mercedes-Benz Supplier Forum Stuttgart: Daimler invites top suppliers, link

Auto transformation series @ Peter Drucker Customer Lab by chris.langdon@cgu.edu

Insights from 25 years of award-winning, data science-driven optimization projects on vehicles (from the "the world’s best car" to volume leaders), systems (e.g., in-car apps), and processes (e.g., remote diagnostics).

Auto 4: Auto versus Mobility … or Box versus Triangle. Working Paper (WP_DCL-Drucker-CGU_2021-06, 2021-06-13), Drucker Customer Lab, Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, link

Auto 3: One Future of Auto is Airlines – Yield Management Systems to the Rescue. Working Paper, MGT 317 Smart Products (2019-08-25), Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA,link

Auto 2: The Auto Power Shift to Data – From Asteroid to Data Sandwiches and Exchanges. Working Paper, MGT 317 Smart Products (2019-01-19), Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, link

Auto 1: The Auto Service Shift and 7 Gaps. Working Paper, MGT 317 Smart Products (2018-05-20, Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, link


For data underpinnings, see our special insights section on "Dataspaces".

Chris S. Langdon
Chris S. Langdon

Business Lead, Data Analytics Executive, Catena-X Product Manager

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