Blockchain startup Filament introduced Tuesday that it’s working with the University of Nevada, Reno on an autonomous car analysis initiative.
The work will see the event of latest requirements for blockchain-based related units, also called the web of issues (IoT), as they relate to work on self-driving automobiles. The concept is that blockchain might type a part of a technological spine that connects these automobiles to a wider community, and it’s an space that major automakers like GM and BMW are actively investigating as properly.
“We are excited to collaborate with the University’s Intelligent Mobility initiative on advancing this cutting-edge vehicle-to-infrastructure communication innovation. This is an important project for all cities preparing for autonomous vehicles as it will demonstrate how secure distributed ledger technology combined with connected, driverless cars and their surroundings can become a trusted reality,” Allison Clift-Jennings, Filament’s CEO, stated in a press release.
The University of Nevada’s Intelligent Mobility effort is concentrated on a number of areas, together with autonomous automobiles and synchronized transportation, in addition to the infrastructure meant to bridge all of it collectively.
The initiative is being supported by each the personal and public sector in Nevada, together with the cities of Reno and Carson City, in addition to the state authorities itself.
Filament, which focuses on the event of hardware merchandise to be used in blockchain-based related system networks, is backed by quite a lot of corporations which have guess on or would have an curiosity in a way forward for related automobiles, together with the enterprise arms for Intel and JetBlue. Communications conglomerate Verizon, via its enterprise arm, led Filament’s $15 million funding round in 2017.
Self-driving automotive picture courtesy of Filament