GM, Ford & Constellation Network Develop Data Sharing Standard

Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) members General Motors (GM), Ford, and Constellation Network have all agreed to develop a new way for autonomous vehicles to share information in the coming years.

As a part of the effort, the working group that includes GM, Ford, and Constellation Network, has created a wide-reaching document that will help the Connected Mobility Data Marketplace to grow into a data-sharing network.

There is going to be a big push into autonomous vehicles in the coming decade, and getting the data sharing protocols right at the beginning of the development cycle is key. Unlike many other forms of data, autonomous vehicles handle people, and thus, they a are a critical component of public safety.

MOBI Sees the Need for Synergies

Electric vehicles, like Tesla, are grabbing headlines – but autonomous vehicles could be an even bigger influence on how both personal, and commercial transportation happen over the next ten years.

At this point, most major automobile companies, such as Tesla, General Motors, Ford, Daimler, and BMW are working with autonomous vehicles. In a matter of a few years, autonomous vehicles may be rolled out into specialist applications, like materials handling, or transportation in company-owned facilities.

Of course, there needs to be a way for all of the data that is produced by autonomous vehicles to be used and shared among multiple platforms. MOBI thinks that this is one of the most important aspects and that both users and companies should benefit from data.

Efficiency and Safety

The amount of data that will be produced by autonomous vehicles is substantial. At the most basic level, data sharing will mean a much safer environment, as autonomous vehicles should be able to share data, and troubleshoot safety issues before people or materials are put at risk.

Benjamin Diggles, the CRO of Constellation Network, commented,

“Constellation fixes the mobility data problem at its root. Our network is designed to offer a neutral…

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