Category: Transport

Honda And GM to Research Smart Grid, Electric Car Interoperability With Blockchain Tech

Major automobile manufacturers Honda and General Motors (GM) are jointly conducting research on electric vehicle and smart grid interoperability using blockchain tech, Japanese news outlet Nikkei reported on May 20. As part of the project, Honda and GM will investigate whether electric vehicles can be used to stabilize the supply […]

Austin Transportation Partners With Iota Foundation to Develop Interoperability Ecosystem

The government transportation department in the city of Austin, Texas partnered with nonprofit Iota Foundation to develop a more interoperable transportation ecosystem. The Austin Transportation Twitter account reported on the partnership on April 25. The tweet contained a link to an event — which took place on April 29 — […]

Iota Partners With Jaguar Land Rover on Crypto Rewards Program, Price Jumps 20%

United Kingdom car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover will use blockchain network Iota to reward drivers with cryptocurrency for data reporting, the companies confirmed in a press release on April 29. Part of a plan to gather better information on road conditions and vehicle performance, Jaguar will distribute Iota’s Iota tokens […]

University of Nevada, Reno Develops Driverless Vehicle Blockchain Tech With IoT Firm

A project at the University of Nevada, Reno is developing a new blockchain-powered autonomous vehicle project, according to a press release published on April 23. The Intelligent Mobility project, coordinated by the University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Center of Applied Research (NCAR), has chosen enterprise blockchain and Internet […]

South Korea’s Largest Car Supplier Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool

South Korea’s largest car manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Group, will use blockchain in its new tech for pairing electric vehicles (EVs) with smartphones. Sustainable mobility-focused news agency Green Car Congress reported on the development on April 22. Hyundai reportedly announced development of smartphone-EV pairing based performance adjustment technology that allows users […]

Japan’s Largest Railway Company Considers New Crypto Payment System for Transport Cards

Kazuhiro Tokita, representative director, board member and president at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DeCurret, unveiled a new cryptocurrency payment system during a business presentation in Tokyo on March 27. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the presentation the same day. The new system would enable the SUICA payment card issued by the East […]

Chinese Province’s Transport Upgrade Plans Will Make Full Use of Blockchain, IoT

Blockchain will be one of the technologies local Chinese authorities will leverage in an overhaul of local transport infrastructure, a government bulletin reported on March 25. New plans recently approved reference blockchain, in addition to other disruptive tools such as big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), as being […]

China: Shenzhen Issues Country’s First Subway Electronic Invoices Backed With Blockchain

China‘s first blockchain-based electronic invoice for a subway ride was issued at the Futian Station of the Shenzhen Metro, local finance publication Securities Daily reports on March 18. Shenzhen is the first economic special zone in China. The e-invoice function is the jointly developed project of the Shenzhen Municipal Taxation […]