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Siemens Considers Using Blockchain Tech for Carsharing

Self-proclaimed electrification, automation and digitalization global giant Siemens has shown an interest in adopting blockchain-based solutions. In particular, Siemens is exploring the use of blockchain in the transportation industry, as per a report by Forbes on July 15. According to Siemens Corporate Technology’s head of cybersecurity and blockchain, Andreas Kind, Siemens is looking to incorporate …

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Digital Tech Is Driving Growth in Transportation Management Systems

A recent market report by Grand View Research suggests that blockchain is one of the digital technologies driving market growth in the global transportation management systems (TMS) sector, according to a press release on July 11. According to Grand View Research, a market research company based in San Francisco, the TMS market is expected to …

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Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle is hauling goods in Sweden

Sponsored Links Volvo Trucks Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera is ready to hit the road. In collaboration with ferry and logistics company DFDS, Vera will begin transporting goods between a logistics center and a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle will haul shipping containers along a predefined route, including a stretch of public roads. …

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South Korea’s Largest Car Supplier Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool

South Korea’s largest car manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Group, will use blockchain in its new tech for pairing electric vehicles (EVs) with smartphones. Sustainable mobility-focused news agency Green Car Congress reported on the development on April 22. Hyundai reportedly announced development of smartphone-EV pairing based performance adjustment technology that allows users to customize primary functions via …

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IBM Patents Blockchain Implementation to Manage Data For Autonomous Vehicles

Multinational computing giant IBM is adding to its arsenal of blockchain patents with a new implementation to manage data and interactions for self-driving vehicles (SDVs). The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 2. IBM — which has, according to the documents, previously filed extensive patents for various inventions …

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Japan’s Largest Railway Company Considers New Crypto Payment System for Transport Cards

Kazuhiro Tokita, representative director, board member and president at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DeCurret, unveiled a new cryptocurrency payment system during a business presentation in Tokyo on March 27. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the presentation the same day. The new system would enable the SUICA payment card issued by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), …

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PR: Bitcoin.com Partners With Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association to Spread BCH Adoption

<header class=”article__header”> </header> Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com has agreed to help the Jeju Blockchain Smartcity Association grow the BCH ecosystem. On March 25th, Roger Ver agreed to collaborate with the Jeju Blockchain Smarcity Association in Korea. The Association’s blockchain and BCH friendly environment is built on three pillars: free market efficiency, job creation, and …

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Ridesharing App Lyft Partners With Blockchain Startup to Tokenize Healthcare Transport

Ridesharing app Lyft has partnered with blockchain startup Solve.Care to tokenize healthcare-related transport arrangements. The development was announced in a press release from Solve.Care on March 4. Estonia-based Solve.Care is a decentralized, blockchain-powered platform that focuses on enhancing healthcare administration and access to healthcare services for users and insurers. The partnership with Lyft will allow …

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Russian Railways to Consider Blockchain Use for Users of Discounted Transport Services

Russia’s national pension fund is settling an agreement with Russian Railways to use blockchain for tracking transport passengers that qualify for discounted services, Moscow-based news agency Rambler News Service (RNS) reports on March 1. Anton Drozdov, the head of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, revealed that the state-owned fund is expected to close …

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General Motors’ Finance Arm Joins Blockchain Data Security Initiative

United States automotive giant General Motors (GM) has become the latest member to join blockchain startup Spring Labs’ partner project to enhance data security, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 11. GM, which has experimented with the technology before, will join the Spring Founding Industry Partners (SPIF) Program, which launched in January. Now …

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