The moveID mobility identity project, led by Bosch and supported by 19 companies, showcased its advancements at the IAA MOBILITY 2023 in Munich. This German government-backed initiative, under GAIA-X, a 350-member EU association, focuses on trusted data and involves six blockchain firms in the project.
The moveID project, which includes notable companies like Airbus and Continental, utilizes self-sovereign identity (SSI) and blockchain as a ‘vendor neutral infrastructure’ for transactions between vehicles, traffic infrastructure, and other service providers. The project aims to enable autonomous transactions with vehicles, enhancing data privacy and security.
At the Munich auto show, participants demonstrated the MOBIX app, facilitating peer-to-peer parking and charging for electric vehicles, including Jaguar and Tesla models. The app enables the discovery and usage of electric charging points in a peer-to-peer manner, allowing companies to offer access to their parking lots for charging electric vehicles, with payments made through in-car digital wallets.
Leveraging Fetch.ai and Peaq Blockchains
The project, leveraging technologies like Fetch.ai and Peaq blockchain, aims to integrate IoT device communication and transactions. Fetch.ai, in collaboration with Bosch, focuses on Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) for AI-supported transactions without human input. Datarella, a Web3 company builder, provided the user interface for the MOBIX app.
The GAIA-X 4 moveID project envisions an interoperable digital infrastructure for mobile identities in smart cities, fostering a thriving ecosystem of digital mobility services in an open and discrimination-free environment. The project’s goal is to maintain data autonomy, improve security and trustworthiness in the IoT, and develop high-privacy mobility services as part of GAIA-X 4 moveID.
The initiative also addresses the lack of a holistic, transparent system architecture for information exchange in road traffic, aiming to overcome the limitations of current central architectures and platform models by hyperscalers. The use of DLT within the Gaia-X framework supports decentralized data processing and interoperability for future mobility applications.
The consortium, receiving significant funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, is developing standards and concepts for secure information exchange between mobility application providers and customers. The project aims to create decentralized digital vehicle identities, crucial for the mass use of electric vehicles, automated driving, and connected cities.
The GAIA-X 4 moveID project is using open-source software for its developments, promoting secure and independent information exchange between vehicles and their environment. This approach is expected to significantly reduce urban congestion and emissions, while also facilitating climate-friendly traffic control and real-time city traffic regulation. The project’s vision extends to enabling automated vehicles to communicate quickly and reliably with their surroundings, a key aspect of future mobility and traffic management.