The autonomous vehicle market is continuing to push forward, especially during the last few year. Volkswagen's recent demonstration reveals that more innovation and technology is on its way.
Volkswagen’s presentation at Germany’s CEBIT ’18 Expo in June of this year has unveiled that the car maker is joining forces with IOTA blockchain. IOTA has become known for its association with car manufacturers and IoT devices. Now, Volkswagen wishes to show how IOTA’s blockchain technology can be used for improving self-driving vehicles.
IOTA’s PoC demonstration especially indicated that the project’s Tangle architecture can assist car makers with the possibility of secure transfer of various software updates. The updates would arrive over-the-air and would be a large part of VW’s ‘Connected Car’ system. Obviously, the car maker wishes to make the blockchain technology a large part of the future mobility.
It is also important to make a distinction between the terms autonomous and automated. According to Mathworks’ Jim Tung, autonomy is a concept of self-governance. This basically means the ability of a vehicle to make its own decisions, and not depend on the human intervention in new situations. This is different from automated robots, that would always perform the same action each and every time.
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