Streamr announced a partnership Thursday with Hewlett Packard Enterprise aimed at gathering data from cars and allowing car owners to sell the data on Streamr’s decentralized network.
The companies plan to demonstrate their project next week at the Consensus 2018 conference in New York. Attendees will be able to observe data “flowing” through an Audi Q2 chassis, Streamr announced in a news release.
Streamr said the partnership will integrate standard vehicle technology, HPE’s interfacing and what Streamr calls its “Engine” to deliver all sorts of data, from fuel consumption and vehicle location to acceleration and gearing, to Streamr’s Marketplace, the release said. Streamr said its token (DATA) makes it possible to more freely trade data streams around the globe. The company said its Engine aggregates, filters and combines raw data with additional data.
“We see Blockchain use cases evolving into what we call Blockchain 3.0: the intersection of Blockchain, IoT, big data, AI and the Intelligent Edge,” said Raphael Davison, worldwide director for blockchain at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Our partnership with companies like Streamr helps us bring this future closer to a reality.”
Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr, said, “This partnership with HPE not only solves some of the challenges associated with smart cities, it also proposes a solution to the question of data ownership. We want to ensure that when drivers get in their car and produce valuable data, no one is reaping the rewards but them.” Read more here.