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Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative
December 23, 2019 Bulletin
Happy Holidays from MOBI!

2019 was a big year for our community. In July, we released the first-ever standard for a Vehicle Identity on Blockchain. In addition to introducing new working groups, we also announced a Joint Proof of Concept for the VID with the world's largest automakers. And in November, we hosted our first colloquium at our home city -- MoCo Los Angeles (click to see the recap). 

This will be our final bulletin for the year. We are so excited for what the new year brings for our community!

Working Group Updates

To accomodate for the Holiday season, we are cancelling meetings with our working groups. The following meetings will be cancelled and resume as stated:
  • CMDM: December 24, 2019 & December 31, 2019. Meetings will resume on January 7, 2020. 
  • VID Phase II:  December 24, 2019 & December 31, 2019. Meetings will resume on January 7, 2020. 
  • EVGI: December 26, 2019 & January 2, 2019. Meetings will resume on January 9, 2020

MOBI In the News

[December 8, 2019, Bloomberg] The Plan to Turn Your Car Into a Virtual ATM

[October 24, 2019, Forbes]  Can Blockchain Jump-Start Detroit? Ford, GM And Others Are Helping Make It So

[October 14, 2019, Nikkei Asian Review]  Blockchain turns cars into payment vehicle for drivers

Community Corner

[September 20, 2019, Forbes]  MOBI member, Constellation announces partnership with USAF. Learn more: USAF’s Blockchain Interest Shows Technology’s Power To Secure Data
 

Welcome to our new MOBI members!

Updates in Mobility, Smart Cities, and Blockchain

[December 11, 2019, Venture Beat] Outsight announces plan to develop the first commercial version of its 3D camera for more rapid and accurate image processing to power smart cities and autonomous vehicles.

[December 8, 2019, Forbes] Are All Levels Of Autonomous Vehicles Equally Safe? The Society of Automotive Engineers classifies autonomous vehicle technology capabilities into six levels.

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That's it for this month's newsletter!
Happy Holidays and stay tuned for updates in the new year!
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