Volkswagen to Use IOTA Technology For Software Updates

This project is designed to solve the key problem of secure transmission of software updates "on the air" (OTA) to the network of autonomous vehicles
12 June 2018   1332

This week, the German automaker Volkswagen announced cooperation with the IOTA, which develops solutions in the field of the Internet of things. At the CEBIT 2018, the companies are planning to show a new experimental sample of their joint project based on the IOTA DAG network.

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This project is designed to solve the key problem of secure transmission of transparent, undamaged software updates "on the air" (OTA) to the network of autonomous vehicles. At the moment the data is distributed centrally, so there is no guarantee that the information delivered to each car is genuine and unchanged. This problem can be solved using a distributed ledger or other similar technology.

In addition, because the scope of autonomous vehicles continues to grow, the system must not only decentralize to monitor each update, but also be able to scale to the right size to cope with the increasing load on the network. Another major factor is security. This factor will become more important when cars become more dependent on software for performing basic tasks and functions related to security.

Johann Jungwirth, Volkswagen's senior director of digital engineering and member of the IOTA Foundation's Supervisory Board, believes that the technology of a decentralized distributed registry will form the basis of a safe ecosystem that does not require participants to trust each other - just the one Volkswagen needs to further develop its the project of autonomous cars. He calls IOTA "an excellent example of how distributed ledger technology can be used in the future."

IOTA Team to Fix Serious Mainnet Bug

At a certain point, the bug in IRI caused an actual shutdown of the main IOTA network, it was unavailable for more than 15 hours
30 December 2019   217

The developers of the IOTA crypto project this Monday announced the release of an updated version of the software for the basic implementation of the IRI v1.8.3 node, after a failure in their main network.

At a certain point, the bug caused an actual shutdown of the main IOTA network, while the rate of processed transactions dropped to zero. According to user observations, the network was unavailable for more than 15 hours.

There is an edge case where IRI didn't account for a transaction that was shared between two distinct bundles. Once it marked it as "counted" in one bundle, it was ignored for the next bundle. This lead to a corrupt ledger state.
 

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By the time of publication, the problem was resolved. Note owners need to restart their clients using the latest software version.