Ford plans to improve traffic with their new token system

Ford filed a patent for a new token-based car-to-car communication system to reduce traffic congestio
28 March 2018   507

Traffic congestion is one of the most widespread problems in large cities. And now Ford plans to improve the situation with their new system.

The application to US Patent and Trademark Office was submitted yesterday, March 27, 2018. In this patent application Ford plans to focus on the drivers' attitude towards each other.

“Traffic congestion occurs when one or more lanes of a multilane road are blocked, for example, because of a construction or an accident. The blocked lanes reduce the flow rate of vehicles through the section of the road with the blocked lanes. The reduced flow is compounded due to the psychology of human drivers who focus on their individual travel time preferences.”, is stated in the patent.

Ford plans to utilize a new CMMP token - “Cooperatively Managed Merge and Pass” to make travel faster and easier for everybody with their Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control system. People who allow other drivers to merge into their lane will be rewarded with the said tokens. Or, for example, one can exchange tokens when “occupying slower lanes of traffic”. And if you're in real hurry or are late for the meeting, you can request other drivers on your way to let you pass for the price paid in CMMP.

So, if you think about other people on the road, you get tokens for it, and then you can exchange them for a faster way to get somewhere when you are in a dire need.

Ledger Team to Find Issue in New Nano S Software

Last update's security improvements have affected the amount of device memory
15 February 2019   114

Ledger hardware wallet developers stated that an unforeseen problem was found in software version 1.5.5 for the Nano S model. Improvements in the security context have affected the amount of device memory.

When planning for this update we didn’t anticipate the impact it would have on Ledger Nano S capacity. This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right.

Ledger Team

The project team apologized for the incident and promised to fix the problem during the second quarter of 2019.

The project also announced the addition of Nano S support in the Ledger Live mobile app on Android.

Earlier, researchers at discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the Trezor and Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets. As a result, they were able to conduct a series of successful attacks on wallets during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.