Press Releases

  • 02.18.2020

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative [MOBI] is hosting its ninth colloquium on smart mobility, MoCo Los Angeles, on May 19-20, 2020 at the historic Alexandria Ballrooms in Downtown Los Angeles. MoCo Los Angeles 2020 provides an environment in which forward-thinking companies can exhibit their research and technology, network with other industry players, share their vision, and spark important dialogue.

  • 10.14.2019

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) is working with BMW, Ford, GM, Groupe Renault, Honda, and other major automakers to develop a multi-stakeholder Proof of Concept (PoC) for a blockchain-based Vehicle Identity (VID). In September, MOBI members launched an important joint initiative to test implementation of the first VID standard, released earlier this year, taking a critical step towards the new economy of movement with blockchain.

  • 7.17.2019

Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative’s member-led Vehicle Identification Working Group created and launched the industry’s first VID standard incorporating blockchain technology into a digital vehicle identification system. In order to establish existence, this first standard focuses on the “birth” of the vehicle as a minimum representation of that vehicle’s creation. 

  • 5.23.2019

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), a nonprofit consortium that counts the majority of the world’s large automakers as members, including BMW, Groupe Renault, GM, Honda, and Ford, as well as The World Economic Forum, The Ministry of Transport for the Republic of China, Denso, IBM, and Accenture – kicked off a smart cities initiative – “Citopia”, the second phase of the three-year MOBI Grand Challenge (MGC) tournament.

  • 4.17.2019

Today, members from the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) and representatives from major technology companies and automakers convene at IBM’s China Headquarters in Shanghai to discuss the way forward to accelerate the development of connected cars and autonomous mobility solutions.

  • 2.14.2019

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative – MOBI – today announced the top three winners of phase I of the three-year MOBI Grand Challenge (MGC). The top prize went to Chorus Mobility in cooperation with Decentralized Tech for their project on negotiating road space and right of way payments for autonomous vehicles to reduce congestion.

  • 2.13.2019

From 14 – 15 February, members of the consortium co-founded by the BMW Group will be meeting with representatives of well-known technology companies from around the world, plus blockchain start-ups and specialists, at the BMW Group IT Centre in Munich. 

  • 1.24.2019

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative announces the conclusion of the submissions for the first stage of the MOBI Grand Challenge on January 14, 2019. The challenge began on October 12, 2018 at the MGC launch event in New Mexico and since then teams of developers from around the world have come together to solve a piece of the blockchain, distributed ledger technology and mobility puzzle.

  • 12.12.2018

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) announces the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors – CP Pal, Nick Pudar, and John Rossant. Their addition to the board is crucial as MOBI continues to expand its network and breadth of expertise across organizations including large automakers, non-profit foundations, and technology start-ups.

  • 12.5.2018

KAR Auction Services, Swiss Reinsurance Company, RouteOne, VINchain, and others join major automakers and tech companies harnessing blockchain and related technologies to make mobility greener, safer, and more accessible.

  • 10.10.2018

Imagine a new mobility solution that guarantees us safe and congestion free transportation. A world where vehicles can communicate with each other to negotiate paths, map out obstacles, and provide on-demand services, while ensuring our environment is protected.

  • 09.20.2018

World Economic Forum, Achmea, Faraday Future, FutureMove, Filament, Riddle&Code and others join major automakers and tech companies to make mobility efficient, accessible, greener and safer using blockchain and related technologies.

  • 05.20.2018

MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, announces its formation to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible. MOBI is actively working with companies accounting for over 70% of global vehicle production in terms of market share. 

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