Swiss blockchain startup Streamr joins MOBI
Blockchain-backed data platform Streamr has announced that it is joining the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI).
Launched in May, MOBI is a blockchain-focused initiative aimed at making transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible. Founding members include the likes of BMW, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, Accenture, Hyperledger, IBM, IOTA, ConsenSys and several others.
Streamr has also won the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for Performance from Europe’s largest innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN, for its pilot project with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) aimed at data monetization. STARTUP AUTOBAHN aims to unite global startups with the tech expertise of Silicon Valley and the best of German engineering.
“Receiving this prestigious award, linked with our recent acceptance into MOBI will hopefully serve to amplify our far-reaching vision. The technology we’ve been pioneering with HPE allows us to create a customer first data ecosystem for millions of drivers so we’re very excited about joining a forum with automotive giants such as BMW, Porsche, and General Motors where we think we will really be able to offer something unique and push that vision forward together,” Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr, said.
Streamr emerged as the winner out of hundreds of talented startups from across Europe for its innovative work with HPE at the STARTUP AUTOBAHN EXPO Day awards ceremony in Stuttgart. The project involved HPE collecting information in real-time from the communications “bus” in the car, where hundreds of data points arrived from sensors within the car. That data, from fuel consumption and location, to acceleration and gearing, was then sent straight to the Streamr platform.
“We are very excited that our pilot project with Streamr has won this award", says Christian Reichenbach, Solution Strategist at HPE Pointnext. "Turning innovative ideas into practical solutions is our bias at HPE; we have now shown how Blockchain technology is creating ways for individuals and companies to receive the full value of the content they create and the data they produce”.
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