THE BLOCKCHAINED MOBILITY HACKATHON was organised by the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) solution provider Datarella and the deep tech investor Vito Ventures. About 150 participants, together with well-known companies such as BMW, Bosch, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bahn, Amadeus, Telekom and many more showed how the DLT of IOTA or Ethereum can innovate the mobility industry by demonstrating their potential in various scenarios.
Empowered by the slogan “compete and collaborate”, the biggest players in Europe’s mobility ecosystem joined forces to envision the future. In order to build prototype solutions for the sustainable mobility ecosystem, participants used bleeding edge blockchain technology.
Our Project – Proof of Reach
Predict the real reach of electrical vehicles
Patrick Lamplmair, Simon Pfeifhofer, Fabian Seithel, Boyd Rotgans and Gabor Kerekeshad participated together under the team name AuGeNe at the hackathon and developed the project “Proof of Reach” within 60 hours, 86 coffees & energy drinks, 91 commits in Github, 1895 lines of code and 15 battles table tennis.
Today, the OEMs range information for electrical vehicles is far from the actual range in practice. People who want to take the EV for a longer trip or face the decision weather to buy an EV, often have the so-called “fear of reach”. The solution of AuGeNe provides verified and trustworthy trip data of real distances traveled with EVs. This shows drivers with “fear of reach” how far they can go on a specified route, time and temperature and eventually eliminates their worries.
The solution to ensure a specific reach is a reliable and verified collection of real trip data from EVs. External influences like high traffic or outside temperatures of -10°C can have substantial impact on the real range of an EV. By analysing sufficient trip data recorded under various circumstances, the real range of EVs can be calculated based on collected trip data from EVs and thus lower the fear of reach.
The team AuGeNe therefore provided a software development kit which could then be integrated e.g. into a trip data tracker. In order to realise this, specified trip data (GPS position and battery data) as well as hardware ID (e.g. trusted platform modules) are necessary. IOTA is used as a trusted layer to verify the data source and for providing tamper-proof tracking of the trip data. In the prototype, simulated trip data is verified by the IOTA Tangle and the trips are displayed in an frontend app to show the reach of different routes and different EVs.
The proof of reach app is not only valuable for end consumers but its data and analysis also provides benefits for map services (OEMs, Apple Maps, Google Maps, etc.), fleet operators and insurance companies.