RESTON, Va.—October 8, 2018—Noblis, a leading provider of science, technology, and strategy services, announces today that the company joined the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a consortium of companies, governments, and NGOs which aims to accelerate the development of a digital mobility ecosystem.
This digital ecosystem relies heavily on the adoption of blockchain, distributed ledger, and related technologies. It has the ability to make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible. It will also give both businesses and consumers the ability to securely record driving data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions, and store vehicle identity and usage information.
Blockchain technology operates by distributing information to a network of independent computers. It ensures that transactions are secure, and that data privacy, ownership rights, and integrity are protected. By working in a consortium, MOBI and it’s partners are creating transparency and trust among users and reducing risk of fraud, frictions, and transaction costs in mobility, such as fees or surcharges applied by third-parties.
“We’re extremely excited for this opportunity to collaborate with automotive makers, blockchain startups, government agencies and other non-profits to help create an ecosystem where a combination of autonomous and human-driven vehicles can safely and efficiently operate around one another in the future,” said Daniel Yim, Lead of Noblis’ blockchain working group.
“Noblis has remained on the forefront of modernizing our nation’s transportation infrastructure and mobility for over a decade,” said Karl Wunderlich, Director of Noblis’ Surface Transportation Systems Division. “As a nonprofit dedicated to advancing science and technology and promoting ethical business practices, we’re proud to apply our extensive mobility expertise and blockchain research to the MOBI consortium, which seeks to promote innovation and transparency as blockchain technologies continue to make an impact on national infrastructure.”