Infineon Technologies AG, a German manufacturer of semiconductors, partnered with XAIN to develop and implement blockchain applications into cars. XAIN, a Berlin-based blockchain startup, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infineon at the latter’s first Automotive Cybersecurity Forum, held last week. During the event, the two entities presented the concept of a smartphone application that can give access rights in a decentralized manner. Such an app can be used for car sharing.
Along with this use case, blockchain can be brought to cars through applications related to automated payments, on-demand services, automated driving features, and tuning protection among others. At the core, it is about offering access rights, whether to the vehicle itself or specific data inside it. A relevant example involved the access rights to vehicle data is when insurance firms provide discounts for clients with good driving habits. Since everything is about data, security should be prioritized.
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