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   321

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.

IOTA Twitter
IOTA Twitter

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 to Release Trinity Wallet

New wallet is available for iOS and Android operating systems
30 May 2018   328

A team of developers from the IOTA Foundation presented a beta version of the Trinity Mobile wallet.

Trinity Wallet
Trinity Wallet

Over the last few months the Trinity development team has been working diligently, in close collaboration with community members. Long days and nights, building, testing, getting feedback and iterating. There were passionate discussions within the team and the community over every detail of the wallet, and many evenings spent justifying our obsession to our loved ones. This has been an amazing process to take part in, and to witness.
 

IOTA Team

The new wallet is available for iOS and Android operating systems. Also, developers note that the application allows you to safely store user seed-phrases, has a simple interface, supports two-factor authentication, fast transactions and other functions.

It is worth reminding that the United Nations is implementing IOTA technology in its working processes. It is expected that IOTA technology will provide a higher level of efficiency in the management and tracking of UN documents, supply chains and real-time payments available to both UNOPS and its partners.