Groupe Renault explores “blockchain” technology to fortify vehicle data

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Groupe Renault announced a prototype for a digital car maintenance book, leveraging the power of Blockchain technology, built in collaboration with Microsoft and VISEO. Blockchain technology ensures that data in the car passport is stored in a secure and transparent manner.

Currently, information about customers and their vehicles is spread across multiple information systems maintained by automakers, insurers, repair shops, and more. This new digital car maintenance book, with its open architecture, gathers all important information in one place accessible by the customer. For instance, if an owner wants to sell a vehicle, he/she can make information about the history of the vehicle more transparent by authorizing the potential buyer to access all the data in the digital car maintenance book, creating more trust between the buyer and the seller.

As part of the project, Microsoft provided access to the Microsoft Azure Blockchain technology, the open, agile and cost-effective platform and toolset used to develop and deploy the solution.

Microsoft collaborates with customers and partners to understand the primary industry scenarios and develop the technology and ecosystems that will enable businesses, governments and individuals to successfully utilize Blockchain technology.

VISEO, a consulting firm with cutting-edge expertise in Blockchain technology, oversaw the overall technological implementation of the project (working closely with BitSe, a Chinese start-up) as well as the user design.

Source: Groupe Renault

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