A block-chain test to prevent tampering of vehicle mileage


nnnThe BigzainDB is working with the German energy company Innogy to launch a pilot project around the concept of “digital twin” to create a truly credible record of information for the car to solve the problem of tampering with mileage in the used car market. The ultimate goal of the project is to create a chain-chain digital identity for all items to verify its origin and to ensure the authenticity of the data.n
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nAbout a decade ago, Bruce Pon, chief executive of BigchainDB, served as Daimler’s project manager, when he envisioned a simple solution for generating and verifying vehicle records.n
nThese records include “how it is driving,” “how many miles are on the table,” and so on.n
nAt that time, it was possible to collect and present these data, but it was another matter to keep its authenticity.n
n”I had such an idea in 2008 why I could not create the ‘digital twin’ of the vehicle, and it could include all the parts and everything that had gone through that car,” he said.n
nThis “digital twin” will be used as a constant version of the car, detailing the miles it travels, or whether its maintenance meets the standard.n
nPon told CoinDesk:n
nn”We wanted to do this in 2008, but the technology could not keep up because we had no chain of chains, and there was no general basis for sharing information with confidence.”n
nnAt present, Pon’s startup BigchainDB is working with the German energy company Innogy around this concept to carry out a project.n
nThe great goal of the project is to create a digital identity for all items on the chain chain to verify its origin.n
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nOdometer problemn
nUsed car market is full of problems, and even appear outright fraud. Car dealers and dealers may tamper with the car’s odometer, reduce the number of miles on the table, so that the vehicle looks better than the actual situation.n
nOdometer fraud is not present now, this is a problem that continues to plague the industry.n
nFor example, a Florida-based Ferrari dealer got a lawsuit earlier this year and was accused of moving hands and feet on the car’s odometer.n
nTo solve this problem, Pon’s CarPass project creates records of odometer and vehicle activity that can be seen and validated on the Digital Twin platform.n
n”If someone starts tampering with miles, you’ll see changes in the data,” says Carsten Stocker, who is responsible for the chain work at Innogy.n
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nReal recordn
nBut the mileage is only part of it. CarPass wants to record and display the complete information of a car.n
nThe system collects information from the car’s T-BOX and records the data on the books. T-BOX records how the car is driven and operated.n
nHowever, T-BOX alone is not enough.n
n”One of the big questions is that no one wants to have a particular entity hold the car data and believe it,” Pon said.n
nn”The use of digital twins means that in a block-chain environment, you can allow multiple parties to provide their own different information, for example, TomTom equipment can provide navigation, positioning information; things will tell you can brake too trampled; The manufacturer or component supplier can provide additional data for predictive maintenance. “n
nnHe said it created a “real record” of a car.n
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nOther benefitsn
nThere are other advantages to this system.n
nThese data can be used to predict the analysis to estimate more accurate resale value, or whether the car is over used. This immutable data and validation is beneficial to insurance providers, dealers and drivers themselves, as they can trust the data provided.n
nHowever, the scalability of the block chain may hinder the implementation of the system, especially when it comes to the cost of a similar bit bank block.n
nCarPass and Digital Twins initially used the ethertray for the prototype, but eventually used a new platform called IOTA for proof of concept.n
nIOTA founder David Sonstebo said, IOTA point-to-point Tangle network is different from other block chain, allowing IoT devices to share data free of charge.n
nn”If you want to make sure that the data is completely tamper resistant, all distributed books can do this, but IOTA is unique in that it is not affected by cost and size constraints like an ordinary block chain.”n
nnIn concept verification, IOTA manages many fast transactions and reduces costs, while Bigchain collects and stores all the metadata through these transactions.n
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nPractical applicationn
nAt present, Innogy has allowed one of its own teams to test CarPass to prove that this service is useful.n
nThe company also plans to expand the number of cars participating in the trial.n
n”We are in contact with several of the original OEMs, who are preparing to experience the concept of the technology.”n
nHowever, CarPass is only a proof of the concept of digital twin, to achieve its full potential also need more understanding of different industries.n
nInnogy and BigchainDB are also working with the Austrian chain chain company Riddle u0026 Code to carry out a test using a chain-chain certified clothing, the NFC chip embedded in the fabric.n
nStocker also said that the next step is to build an ecosystem around the digital twin platform.n
nn”We are now discussing the formation of a coalition with other industry participants.”n

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