Reno launched a project for an autonomous car using blockchain technology. The Intelligent Mobility project developed under the management aforementioned University and the Nevada Applied Research Center (NCAR). The institutions decided to start cooperation with Filament. This is a company of the Internet of Things (IoT) and a chain of blocks, as it was reported in the press release published on April 22 at the University of Nevada.
The main objective of the project is to improve safety and communication between autonomous vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure. Carlos Cardillo, director of the Center for Applied Research in Nevada, noted that the growing number of connected vehicles on the roads multiplies the amount of various IoT devices, blockchain implementation intends to expand data integrity standards.
“Working with Filament as part of Intelligent Mobility will help us to create and validate secured data generated from the many connected LIDAR devices including those in autonomous vehicles that will soon be a common feature in our cities and towns. We believe this can result in a new set of data integrity standards that others can follow when rolling out their own initiatives,” said Carlos Cardillo.
The press release states that the university will begin to model the testing of the Blocklet technology in the near future. It is a tool designed to equip interconnected machines with transactional values using distributed systems technology. This integration will allow registering events by exchanging data using blockchain transactions.
Filament CEO Allison Clift-Jennings has announced that university autonomous vehicles will use the only Filament certified data transfers. Due to this, the security of the system will be higher (less likely to attack from the outside).
It was reported earlier that Hyundai Motor Group, the largest carmaker in South Korea, will use blockchain technology to connect electric vehicles with smartphones.
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