MOBI is a nonprofit smart mobility consortium working with forward thinking companies, governments, and NGOs to make mobility services more efficient, affordable, greener, safer, and less congested by promoting standards and accelerating the adoption of blockchain, distributed ledger, and related technologies in the mobility industry. Blockchains will increasingly impact the provision of mobility services since it enables business networks to reduce the cost of coordinating their activities. MOBI hopes to build a worldwide network of cities, infrastructure providers, consumers, and producers of mobility services in order to hasten the adoption of this technology and realize its many potential benefits.
In a series of meetings in late 2017 and early 2018, more than fifty percent of the world’s top automakers, along with many start-ups, tech giants, foundations, and forward thinking mobility providers, met to discuss the potential of blockchain to make mobility safer, greener, and more affordable. We came to the conclusion that a lack of scale and common standards were major obstacles to realizing potential benefits. As a result, the group decided to found and launch MOBI in May 2018. MOBI would be a way for these organizations to meet in a more structured environment to organize their discoveries and conversations around the space. Since our founding, over 100 corporations, government, NGOs, and nonprofits have joined our community and now actively participate in working groups, events, hackathons, weekly channel calls, and more in order to promote MOBI’s shared vision.