Catena-X: Network for Cross-Company Data Exchange in the Automotive Industry Relies on IDS

Mar 3, 2021 | News

The founders of the automotive alliance Catena-X shared the first progress report and details about the initiative. With the International Data Spaces (IDS) standard for data sovereignty, the participating companies have agreed on essential infrastructure foundations for project implementation.

The goal of Catena-X is to create a uniform standard for data exchange along the entire automotive value chain. The IDS standard is the blueprint for data exchange based on European values, such as data protection and security, equal opportunities through a federated design and the guarantee of data sovereignty for the creator of data and trust between participants. With the IDS standard as the essential infrastructure basis, Catena-X will be an extensible ecosystem in which automotive manufacturers and suppliers, dealer associations and equipment suppliers, including the providers of applications, platforms and infrastructure, can all participate equally.

The data network will create an important starting point for the industry to respond more efficiently to the challenges of digital transformation and to make better use of the opportunities offered by digitalization. It will increase the automotive industry’s competitiveness, improve efficiency through cooperation and accelerate company processes through standardization and access to data.

The partner network Catena-X includes BMW AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, SAP SE, Siemens AG, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Mercedes-Benz AG and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. and many more.

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