The American concern Ford announced the launch of a pilot program in which distributed registry technology will be used to reduce fuel consumption by cars.
The pilot program was launched in the German city of Cologne in cooperation with local authorities. It is reported that the system automatically selects the necessary mode of operation of the engine and transmission to reduce fuel consumption. At the same time, the blockchain is used to monitor fuel consumption and vehicle operating modes.
At the moment, 10 hybrid cars are already equipped with special equipment and cellular modems for location tracking. As soon as the car enters a zone with a reduced level of emissions, they automatically switch to electric drive. At the same time, data on the time of entry and exit from such a zone is recorded in the blockchain and transmitted to the authorities in real time.
“The safety, trust and transparency of car emissions data is critical for all project participants and key to cleaner air in the city,” said Gunnar Herrmann, Chairman of the Ford – Werke management Board.
Recall that BMW, General Motors, Ford, Renault and Honda recently announced the start of testing a car identification system and a payment solution on the blockchain.