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Lamborghini Now Uses Salesforce Blockchain to Certify Heritage Cars

Italian luxury sports car brand Lamborghini is using Salesforce Blockchain to authenticate heritage Lamborghini cars. Salesforce, a major global customer relationship management firm, announced on Nov. 19 that Lamborghini can now trace, certify and authenticate heritage cars faster and more securely using its blockchain platform. Launched in May 2019, Salesforce’s Hyperledger-based blockchain platform will now be implemented to create a trusted network between multiple participants for certification checks during a Lamborghini’s resale. Each Lamborghini vehicle …

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BMW, General Motors, Ford to Start Testing Blockchain Payments in Cars

Five major automakers — BMW, General Motors, Ford, Renault and Honda — will start testing a blockchain car identification and payment system next month in the United States. Automakers envision self-paying cars, digital IDs Nikkei Asian Review reported on Oct. 14 that the partnership aims to test the vehicle ID system developed under the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. As part of the project, cars are assigned digital IDs linked to ownership, service history and a …

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Continental Unveils Demo Earning App for Blockchain-Based Car Platform

Automotive supplier Continental has unveiled an application called Earn As You Drive, which uses blockchain technology to monetize car user information. Parking space data for digital currency Forbes reported the news on Aug. 29. Per the report, Continental has partnered with tech firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise and open source network provider Crossbar.io to create Earn As You Drive. This application reportedly lets drivers opt in to earn digital currency for sharing information about street parking …

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Mercedes-Benz in China Joins PlatOn for Blockchain Used Car Data

Blockchain solutions company PlatOn has created a platform for storing data and calculating the price of used business cars at Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service (BMBS). Calculating and monitoring car price PlatOn shared the news with Cointelegraph on Aug. 29. According to the announcement, PlatON’s blockchain-based Vehicle Residual Value Management Platform can store both static and dynamic data, which will be used to automatically calculate the residual value of registered vehicles over time.  Additionally, the Vehicle …

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Thai Customs Department Plans to Use IBM’s Tradelens to Track Shipping

Thailand’s Customs Department intends to use IBM’s Tradelens blockchain solution to track shipping in Thai ports. According to an announcement published on Aug. 28 on the Thai Customs Department’s official website, the country plans to use Tradelens, a blockchain logistics system. Local news outlet Bangkok Post reported the next day that the platform is expected to streamline operations by managing shipment tracking and information sharing. Thailand’s push for innovation The Tradelens platform is the joint …

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