The next meeting of the ITIC Board of Directors will be held Monday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m. Click the link below for the meeting agenda and location information.
The city of Shanghai is seeking to work with international organizations in building an intelligent connected transport system that has zero emissions and zero casualties. At a conference held there this week, ITIC joined the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Shanghai’s government, the British Embassy in China, the UK’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Nomura Research Institute, and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research in issuing a “Shanghai Declaration” that calls for more international cooperation on developing intelligent and connected vehicles.
“In the coming future, we will accelerate the demonstration and application of intelligent and connected vehicles in Shanghai. We will strive to build an innovation center of intelligent and connected vehicle with global influence by 2020,” said Rong Wenwei, general manager of Shanghai International Automobile City.
The city will enhance innovation in intelligent and connected vehicle technology, and set up public platforms for research and development, testing, evaluation and demonstration of intelligent and connected vehicles.
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NetObjex Inc, an Irvine, CA based IoT-BlockChain platform company, in partnership with the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC), recently unveiled a proof of concept solution for dynamic electric vehicle wireless charging using the IOTA decentralized network and cryptocurrency.
The platform provides for decentralized universally unique identification of objects thereby enabling device Discovery, Authentication, Communication and Transactions. The solution demonstrated how a car could drive on a lane dedicated for wireless EV charging while in motion, and provide for usage based billing. For this, the NetObjex platform integrated the IOTA decentralized network and used the transaction fee-less MIOTA cryptocurrency.
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ITIC Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Joachim Taiber, has been named an advisor to The IOTA Foundation.
Billed as “The Next Generation Blockchain,” IOTA has developed a revolutionary platform for the IoT data economy that makes every technological resource a potential service to be traded on an open market in real time, with no fees. This allows technology developers – and eventually anyone – to safely and securely share IT tools and applications, data transmission, Masked Messaging (MAM), and shared use of “anything with a chip in it,” such as appliances, tools, drones and vehicles.
On being named an advisor, Dr. Taiber said, “The automotive industry is in the middle of a massive transition stage which is driven by the digitalization of business processes, vehicle systems and infrastructure. Although IOTA is still in an early stage of development, it has the potential – both in the technology as well as the founding team – to be disruptive for the automotive industry.”
As Chief Technology Officer of ITIC, Dr. Taiber is responsible for developing a global network of testbeds for automated, connected and sustainable vehicle technologies. A native of Germany, his extensive career in the automotive industry began with BMW AG in Munich where he was instrumental in planning the BMW Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) located at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, S.C. Eventually, he was asked to lead the Innovation Office at ITRC where he and his team developed a multitude of IT innovation prototypes in the domain of mobile device applications, cloud services and vehicle-to-infrastructure services. In 2010, Dr. Taiber became a research professor and faculty member of the Department of Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR. He created the Sustainable Mobility Institute, serving as its director and focusing on research activities in the domain of vehicle electrification, vehicle connectivity and vehicle-infrastructure interaction.
IOTA Founder David Sønstebø said, “We are delighted to have a titan like Dr. Joachim Taiber on board as an advisor to the IOTA Foundation and its Smart Mobility workgroup. He brings a lifetime of experience and seminal expertise of the present and future of the automotive sector and smart city mobility.”