Politecnico di Torino enters in MOBI - Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative - for the vehicle connection and identification

Politecnico di Torino enters in MOBI-“Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative”.


MOBI is a no-profit organization with the aim to increase the mobility through the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

The aim of the promoters (GM, Ford, Daimler Benz, BMW, Renault, VW, IBM, Accenture, Bosch, Blockchain at Berkeley, World Economic Forum, IOTA, e Hyperledge) is to address topics related to vehicle identification, people mobility, and transaction management (e.g., payment systems) through the development and the promotion of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication protocols.

Inside MOBI, all the partners will develop innovative solutions and standards, in collaboration with universities, private foundations, and other organizations, through the co-creation of "proof-of-conceps".

The first project, with the coordination of Renault and Ford, is related on the management of the vehicle identity. Other use cases (realized or just planned) will embrace all the value chain of the mobility services: vehicle tracking over space and time, autonomous vehicle payments, data marketplace and analytics tools, monitoring of emissions, car-sharing, pay-per-use insurance schemes, traffic and pollution management, etc.

Politecnico di Torino enters in MOBI as an Affiliate to join one or more Working Groups addressing specific topics. At the moment, Working Groups related with “Usage Based Insurance” and “Vehicle Identity” are active, and are going to be activated soon the ones related with “AV Data Markets”, “Supply Chain” and “EV Grid Integration”.

The interest in joining the initiative has been manifested by the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN). In particular, the application of blockchain technology has been explored in the fiels of insurance, Industry 4.0, connected manufacturing, etc. It is also involved the ICT Center for City Logistics and Enterprises (ICE), and it is foreseen the involvement of CARS Center, in particular for the aspects more related with the automotive field.

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