The immense potential that the integration of blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies offers is nothing but beneficial, the move by the University of Nevada, Reno to go with this integration is proof enough to count in the advantages that they have to offer. Taking in the next big step, researchers at the university, who’re part of the university’s Intelligent Mobility initiative have combined blockchain start-up Filament’s blockchain tech with their own autonomous vehicle prototype.
The Intelligent Mobility initiative aims at establishing a standardized framework on blockchain IoT tech for attested data integrity between self-driving autonomous vehicles and other surrounding road-installed infrastructures.
The university’s smart city mobility project, being conducted via the university’s Nevada Center for Applied Research, aims at enhancing data communication between self-driving vehicles and surrounding infrastructures by employing LIDAR and dedicated short-range communications devices mounted at intersections.
Reports are that the University of Nevada will soon be simulating Filament’s Blocklet Technology in a test run. Furthermore, reports also suggest that the technology will soon be integrated into both self-driving vehicle and the sensor infrastructure placed along defined routes to work out a dependable record of events compilation that ensures an attested exchange of data through blockchain transactions.
“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,” stated Carlos Cardillo, Director of the Nevada Center for Applied Research.