9. April, 2019

The Trusted IoT Alliance Announces Competitors for its Smart E-Mobility Challenge

Four events are slated in April and May to highlight the Challenge’s European PACE Tour

SANTA CLARA, CALIF., April 8, 2019 — The Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA), an ecosystem of more than 50 companies working together to build open source trusted systems for IoT with blockchain and related technologies, today announced the competitors for its Smart E-Mobility Challenge. The competitors are:

Aitos
AnyLedger
Bosch
EnergyBase
Fetch.AI
JeLY
LGTM
Ledger
LHIND
Riddle & Code
Share & Charge
Siemens
Streamr
Technical University of Munich
Telekom Innovation Labs
Ubirch
Weeve
Xain

“We are thrilled with the level of interest the TIoTA challenges have sparked in the blockchain and IoT market spaces,” said Alexy Khrabrov, Chief Community Officer of the Alliance. “We received submissions from progressive technology organisations around the world, and each entrant will develop an overall reference architecture for their specific concept. Our goal with the challenge is to help the participants create solutions that they can then bring to market.”

MachNation, a global independent IoT research and benchmarking firm is co-producing the Challenge. TIoTA conceived the E-Mobility Challenge to spur the development and commercialisation of the emerging marketplace for e-mobility. The competition will leverage the ecosystem of services that already exists for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe. The primary vehicle selected for the challenge is a Jaguar I-PACE, provided by Bosch.

The highlight of the Challenge is the PACE Tour, in which the Jaguar is available in select European cities for competitors to access, work on their solutions and conduct hackathons. The PACE Tour kicked off at the T-Labs and T-Systems Blockchain Mobility Hackathon in February. Upcoming PACE Tour dates include:

  • April 10–11 in Stuttgart;
  • April 24–25 in Zurich;
  • May 7–8 in Munich;
  • May 14–16 at Bosch Connected World in Berlin.

The winning entry will provide the most innovative solution that exemplifies progressive automation and connectivity features by enabling the Jaguar to discover charging stations, pay for electricity, discover additional services, and so on. The judges will determine which entries accomplish the following specific goals of the Challenge — a) interoperability, b) ease of use, and c) the ability to pay for electricity on the single invoice.

About MachNation
MachNation is the only firm exclusively dedicated to testing and researching Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, middleware, and services. MachNation owns and runs MachNation IoT Test Environment (MIT-E), the industry’s only independent, hands-on, benchmarking lab for IoT platforms. MachNation specializes in understanding and predicting IoT technologies including their impact on digitization, hardware, communication services, applications and support tools. MachNation participates in many of the world’s most exclusive IoT events and contributes regularly to leading IoT and business press. For more information, please visit https://www.machnation.com.

About TIoTA
TIoTA is a result of the collaboration amongst passionate technologists working to leverage blockchain infrastructure to secure and scale IoT ecosystems. TIoTA seeks to enable trust in the data produced by such IoT systems in a distributed ledger/blockchain agnostic fashion, thereby enabling a decentralized trust model for interoperable digitized identities of physical goods, documents, immobilized assets, sensors, and machines. Visit trusted-iot.org and search #tiotachallenges and #tiotamobility to learn more.

Quotes from participating organisations
“The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a network comprising billions of web-enabled devices. Even now, these devices are everyday companions. As a participant in the E-Mobility Challenge of the Trusted IoT Alliance, we are exploring the future potential of blockchain and similar distributed ledger technological approaches for the future of mobility. The work, together with international partners, is inspiring, and all companies and start-ups will gain valuable insights to continuously improve the security of IoT devices and increase users’ trust in IoT solutions.”
Peter Busch, Product Owner, DLT Mobility at Bosch.

“We are very excited to take part in TIOTA’s Smart E-Mobility challenge. This challenge is the first step towards bringing awareness to the new digital economy for mobility. At Fetch.AI, we’re developing an intelligent blockchain framework that enables autonomy in the machine-to-machine ecosystem. As part of this hackathon we will demonstrate how autonomous agents can transact independently of human intervention to facilitate electric car charging, parking, and route optimization. Imagine. Build. Fetch.”
– Maria Minaricova, Head of Business Development at Fetch.AI.

“As the world leader in blockchain infrastructure security, Ledger is proud to be part of the Smart E-Mobility Challenge proposed by the Trusted IoT Alliance. The use case Ledger wants to demonstrate is how to secure, attest and authenticate the data generated by a car and how to securely register it into a blockchain. Ledger’s secure solution will also give capability to the car to exchange green energy with the charging station using blockchain technology. Ledger is leveraging its open source operating system running on top of a certified EAL5+ secure element, ensuring best in class security for this technology. This solution is a must-have for all future IoT services using blockchain, in order to trust and trace data generated by any type of
IoT devices. Trusted IoT Alliance, through its endorsement of blockchain technologies to power the security of IoT products, is promoting the need of trustworthy into IoT data. Ledger with its unique technology of hardware oracle attesting and securing remote data at the collection point is promoting a secure IoT ecosystem based on secure element connected with any type of blockchain.”
– Eric Larchevêque, Chief Executive Officer at Ledger.

“MachNation is excited to see so many participants in this emerging market. We look forward to seeing the applications and ideas that come from this creative group of technology developers.”
– Steve Hilton, President of MachNation.

“The Trusted IoT Alliance is a great example of collaboration across industry boundaries to jointly share the future of mobility.”
– Dietrich Sümmermann, Chairman of the Share&Charge Foundation.

“It’s great to be part of the challenge. We will bring together the strength of all our partners and the distributed ledger technologies. I’m very much looking forward to see exciting solutions.”
– Prof. Dr. Monika Sturm, Principal at Siemens AG.

“Streamr is delighted to be showcasing how a decentralized blockchain-powered real-time data marketplace can optimize the road network and increase safety. We are stimulating a data economy with other TIoTA members Fetch.AI who subscribe to the data from the sensors in the Jaguar iPace. This feed shares events such as accidents with other subscribing cars and those running the road infrastructure who can change traffic lights, speed limits and set up diversions more quickly. Drivers can benefit from data sharing by receiving monetization when aggregated data is sold. Riddle and Code’s hardware-based car wallet make the car a trusted data source. By placing a node in the car, Streamr is also showcasing how a car can become a functioning part of a decentralized peer-to-peer network and enable data delivery at scale and low latency between vehicles and physical infrastructure.”
– Streamr Network AG.

“DLTs suffer from complex infrastructure, high cost and low performance. This prohibits the entry into high performance markets like automotive. C-chain is a blockchain variant to solve those problems and therefore it is suitable for many new applications.”
– Prof. Rudolf Bayer, Ph.D., Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München.

“We are excited about this challenge because the connected car is a great example for the need of trust in IoT. With a couple of strong partners, we will showcase how trusted data from the car can help to establish trailblazing business-models in different sectors like insurance, energy
and fleet management.”
– Stephan Noller, CEO at Ubirch.

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