The effort is being carried out in partnership with blockchain startup DOVU – one of five startups to work with BMW Group UK as part of the company’s Innovation Lab, first unveiled back in February. Specifically, DOVU developed a system with Alphabet, BMW’s fleet manager, to incentivize drivers to log mileage in leased or borrowed vehicles.
DOVU is creating a circular economy through blockchain powered mobility, empowering all data owners to share and be rewarded for their mobility data.
The first part of the partnership – the proof-of-concept – has been completed already, said Max Lomuscio, who serves as DOVU’s community manager. Now the startup is moving into the second phase, which is the actual trial with drivers. This portion should take another 6-8 weeks, he explained.
The project comes months after DOVU – previously backed by Jaguar’s venture arm – completed a $6 million initial coin offering.
Rewarding stakeholders is transformed by blockchain technology. Whether you’re working on connected cars, public transport, or autonomous vehicles, the DOV token facilitates a new transfer of value.
DOV – The ubiquitous unit of value for the transportation sector.
The DOV token makes it easier to capture and reward value. DOV is an ERC-20 token you earn and spend by sharing and changing the way you travel.