Key to ‘Winning’ in Mobility Is Data, According to Blockchain Startup

  • Diana Asatryan
  • June 14, 2017
Rideshare, autonomous vehicles, tech companies getting into manufacturing — these trends, among others, have prompted traditional carmakers to review their own business processes. So, what’s the key to “winning” in this new world? Data, according to Chitra Ragavan, chief communications officer at blockchain startup GEM. “With Uber and Lyft and other companies in the space, […]

How Rideshares Will Blend Into OEMs When Autonomous Cars Go Mainstream

  • Diana Asatryan
  • June 1, 2017
No doubt, 2017 is the year of autonomous. Major carmakers are not only testing driverless cars, but are beginning to deploy shuttle-like autonomous ridesharing services in closed environments. Ford Motor Co., for example, vowed to have its first batch of autonomous shared shuttles available on Ford factory campuses next year. It will also launch a […]

4 Blockchain Startups Leading Toyota’s Mobility Efforts

  • Diana Asatryan
  • May 24, 2017
Many (if not all) major lenders and OEMs are already exploring blockchain applications in the auto and auto finance industries. But one manufacturer seems to be leading the pack. Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a Toyota subsidiary that works on the development of autonomous vehicles, announced a partnership with four blockchain startups during the Consensus 2017 […]

AT&T May Soon Offer In-Car Payments Via Digital Currencies

  • Diana Asatryan
  • April 24, 2017
We’ve already seen several major carmakers jump into the IoT, showcasing in-vehicle payments tech. Most recently, Jaguar and Shell showcased fuel payments tech in the U.K.; Honda and Visa had their take on in-car payments at CES 2017, while GM teamed up with MasterCard and IBM last year to enable Masterpass digital wallet on its […]

3 Not-So Futuristic Blockchain Applications

  • Diana Asatryan
  • March 8, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Blockchain — or the distributed ledger technology — is rushing out of test labs, and into real-life applications. In fact, in the last quarter alone there were 50 publicly announced proof-of-concept projects, with more than 120 participants, according to CoinDesk. Last Updated: 8th March, 2017, 1:14 PM
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