Toyota Doubles Down on Blockchain Tech for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 23, 2017
Toyota Research Institute launched a consortium yesterday to explore use-cases for blockchain in self-driving cars, signalling that this technology is “something worth exploring” within mobility, Chris Ballinger, the company’s chief financial officer and director of mobility services, told Mobility Finance. TRI partnered with MIT Media Lab and other industry players to create the digital environment. Blockchain technology sends information over a network of […]

How Blockchain Will Help Electric Charging of Autonomous Vehicles

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 3, 2017
Innogy, a subsidiary of Germany’s energy giant RWE, added blockchain capabilities last week to hundreds of charging stations for electric vehicles across Germany, which could help autonomous vehicles pay to charge themselves — without human intervention. Hundreds of EV charging assets all over Germany will be “blockchainified,” Carsten Stöcker, senior manager at Innogy Innovation Hub, said in a […]

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 […]

P2P Rideshare to Utilize Blockchain for Digital Payments

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 3, 2017
Blockchain technology is spreading into the auto industry, offering up several use-cases from auto financing to supply chain tracking. And now the distributed ledger technology will be used for ridesharing, to allow drivers and riders to securely share information through decentralized networks, eliminating intermediaries. Pool My Ride, a startup peer-to-peer rideshare, will utilize blockchain technology […]