Aerospace Corporation Boeing announced its intention to use blockchain technology in monitoring unmanned aerial vehicles, which will be used to carry cargo and implement other scenarios. This is reported by Boeing Mediaroom.
Boeing has entered into an agreement with SparkCognition, an artificial intelligence company, to create a decentralized platform capable of "monitoring unmanned aerial vehicles and assigning traffic corridors and routes," thus ensuring safe transportation of cargo, the company said.
It is expected that the technology will be used in the development of new generation of air vehicles, which the company intends to use to achieve a number of tasks, for example, in the delivery of goods and in urban passenger transportation, similar to the Uber-developed "air taxi service".
Boeing intends to use a "standardized software interface to ensure the supply of goods, production control and other commercial use scenarios." Which blockchain will be used in the project, the company does not specify.
We're at a point in history where technological advances and societal trends are converging to demand bold solutions and a different way to travel. Boeing has the experience and expertise to safely and efficiently shape this emerging world of travel and transport. Through Boeing NeXt, we intend to build on our legacy of opening up new frontiers to move people and goods with proven technologies.
Chief technology officer, Boeing
To prepare for the production of such solutions, the world's largest aviation company has established a new division called Boeing NeXt, which will be engaged in research in the field of autonomous flights. Boeing NeXt is also responsible for developing the concept of supersonic passenger flights and other innovative projects.