peaq will co-create the standards and infrastructure for the future of mobility as part of Gaia-X 4 Future Mobility moveID project, with an overall size of more than €20 million, by Gaia-X, the European Association for Data and Cloud. The three-year project brings together top industry players to build a sovereign digital infrastructure enabling secure, connected, and open mobility, with peaq, which is built on Substrate and will run for Polkadot and Kusama parachains, contributing its layer-1 blockchain to moveID.
Leonard Dorlöchter, co-founder of peaq, said: “Mainstream adoption of decentralized digital infrastructure requires bold steps, and we see the standards set by Gaia-X as a powerful alternative to Big Tech. This framework will enable a more equitable distribution of value and power between individuals, organizations, and the machines that generate value. We are sure that peaq’s contributions as one of the two blockchain infrastructure projects directly involved in moveID will support Gaia-X in its wider vision, as well as further peaq’s own vision: to power a decentralized Economy of Things that works for the world.”
Siddharth Singhal, Director of Enterprise at Parity Technologies, the organization behind Polkadot and Kusama, added: “Web3-enabled platforms will play a crucial infrastructure role as we build the future of the IoT industry. We are proud to see Polkadot playing a crucial role serving pan-EU citizens via moveID partners and expect greater Web3 adoption in this vast industry.”
peaq will conduct intense research and development within the project. As one of the two layer-1 blockchains directly participating in the project, peaq will further build up its network and digital infrastructure in line with the co-created requirements and standards, aiming to grant Gaia-X’s moveID the perfect infrastructure for decentralized mobility applications. peaq will also provide and further develop its core functions – peaq ID (Self-Sovereign Machine Identities), peaq access, and peaq pay – and enable collaboration and interoperability with the Polkadot, Ethereum, and Cosmos ecosystems for other Web3 consortia collaborators in Gaia-X.
Besides peaq, other project participants include Bosch, Ocean Protocol, Airbus, Continental, Fetch.ai, Materna, Denso, WOBCOM, ecsec, htw saar, Atos, Chainstep, ZU, Datarella, 51nodes, ITK, DLR, and deltaDAO. The project will feature a strong Web3 component with contributions from leading projects in the space:
- Chainstep, one of the leading deep tech companies for enterprise implementation and connection of DLT, IoT, and Machine Learning, will develop connectors to build the link between the digital and physical world. The company is developing a solution for connecting Edge IoT (V2X) devices securely to the Gaia-X cloud platform. Self-sovereign identities (SSI) work as the basis for decentralized integration security, allowing removal of the single point of failure in relying on a centralized authorization provider.
- Datarella, a leading developer of industrial blockchain solutions, will co-develop the infrastructure for decentralized digital identities and data sharing, leveraging SSI components, Autonomous Agents. To ensure a future market acceptance of applications based on moveID, Datarella also contributes its experience in Web3 mobility applications, such as MOBIX.
- 51nodes, a Web3 developing and integration company, brings to the project its experience with SSI architecture and implementation in the context of decentralized mobility infrastructure. In addition to the development and integration of various SSI technologies, the focus of work will be on SSI interoperability challenges.
- Through BigchainDB, Ocean Protocol – the Web3 platform to unlock data services for AI and business innovation – is providing key technical infrastructure for moveID to expedite the development of a decentralized digital identity infrastructure for European mobility. Essential components of Ocean’s decentralized data marketplace technology, Compute-to-Data, and data pricing mechanisms are being leveraged to build a system architecture that ensures a seamless exchange of information between providers and customers of mobility applications.
- Fetch.ai is developing the infrastructure and tooling for creating Web2 and Web3 AI applications. Fetch-ai Network has a Cosmos SDK based self-sovereign blockchain ledger and the supporting tools for developing DApps on the network and also the modular Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) and the Digital Twin Platforms that can efficiently and securely communicate peer-to-peer and provide interconnectivity with multiple networks. In the context of Gaia-X’s moveID, the AEAs and the Agent framework enables decentralized identities (SSI), and can run on edge devices in a decentralized microservice architecture. All the products support cross-chain interoperability which will help achieve Gaia-X’s vision to support many new multi-stakeholder mobility applications.
- deltaDAO, a web3 software development, integration and consulting company, will co-develop decentralized data infrastructure and federation services in the context of the broader Gaia-X ecosystem. deltaDAO contributes its extensive knowledge regarding Gaia-X compliance, interoperability, and integration.
Peter Busch, Product Owner for Distributed Ledger Technologies (Mobility) at Bosch, said: "Web3 technologies offer a promising digital foundation for future mobility solutions. With moveID, we are setting the foundation for a hyper-connected mobility infrastructure by leveraging self-sovereign device identities and decentralized data sharing to enable hundreds of potential use cases. We are thrilled to be exploring this exciting prospect side by side with some of the leading projects in the decentralized space such as Fetch.ai, peaq, Ocean Protocol, Datarella, 51nodes, and Chainstep."
In addition to participating in the Gaia-X moveID project, peaq recently joined MOBI (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative), the largest blockchain-focused mobility consortium. Leveraging peaq’s expertise, MOBI aims to build the new economy of movement, and brings together many of the world’s largest mobility manufacturers and suppliers such as BMW, Ford, GM, Renault, IBM, Hitachi, and ZF, as well as startups, governments, NGOs, transit agencies, insurers, toll road providers, smart city leaders, and technology companies to create Web3 standards and build Web3 mobility solutions.
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