In the course of the German-Dutch delegation tour of the blockchain scene on 10. and February 11, 2022, 51nodes and Robert Bosch GmbH presented the joint project “Vehicle-to-X Interoperability with Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)”.
Representing Southern Germany, Jochen Kaßberger (Managing Director, 51nodes GmbH) and Peter Busch (Distributed Ledger Technologies in the Mobility Sector, Robert Bosch GmbH) provided an overview of your current work and some strategic implications that underscore your hypothesis that open and decentralized concepts such as Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI) can be a fundamental enabler for the V2X interoperability challenge.
The car of the future is part of a digital ecosystem. The movement is from a hardware-based, non-networked scenario in mobility to a more software-based, interoperable and communication-intensive scenario. In this case, it means that the various participants are constantly communicating with each other, either to make traffic flow more smoothly or to obtain information about available services such as parking and charging.
Bosch has already been working on this topic for several years. An exciting point here is that in the future Economy of Things, vehicles and other smart city participants will become economic actors in heterogeneous digital networks.
In research projects and soon in the Gaia-X project moveID, Bosch, 51nodes and other companies are planning a decentralized interoperability layer to digitally coordinate the interaction of all players.
The online event was organized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Germany and the Dutch Blockchain Coalition.