MobilityXlab has welcomed Minima as one of only two UK startups invited to join a 6-month program giving it a fast track into potential partnership with established industry players to develop Minima’s decentralised network providing the opportunity for globally connected devices, including cars, to benefit from the security of the Layer1 distributed across all participating nodes.
MobilityXlab works closely with world-leading industry partners, as their representatives are involved in every part of the process, from screening new applicants to leading the collaboration programs. In addition, to be invited into the program, a startup needs to be selected by at least two of its industry partners, which reinforces knowledge sharing and increases the outcomes for Proof-Of-Concept (PoC) and validation projects.
Hugo Feiler, CEO at Minima, said; “ We’re thrilled to be part of the MobilityXlab program and can’t wait to demonstrate the benefits of a truly decentralised network for mobility more broadly, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication in particular.
“When each car is a fully sovereign, functional node on the network, communication between them becomes more secure and resilient which we believe to be crucial for any future that involves autonomous vehicles.”
Starting in August, Minima will partner with leaders in mobility solutions to create Vehicle-2-Vehicle communication. During the program, Minima will demonstrate a decentralised network of globally connected devices / cars benefiting from the security of the Layer1 distributed across all participating nodes. This will allow cars to be autonomous economic units, with a guarantee security of data whilst also allowing chat and communication features for users as well as loyalty programs.
Since MobilityXlab was launched in 2017, 80 startups have been part of MobilityXlab with 12 commercial contracts or partnerships reached after its 6-month program.
Katarina Brud, Director at MobilityXlab, said; “To keep up with the rapid pace of innovation and technology development, companies can’t rely on doing it on their own anymore. Our role is to foster access to a productive collaboration network for all parts involved.”
The car industry is changing from people owning their own vehicles to a renting economy – so with that comes a need for the car industry to generate value from cars such as ride sharing, car rental and charging. MInima’s technology will be able to fulfill the growing need for immutable and censorship resistant transfer of mission critical data alongside rapid and cheap vehicle-2-vehicle communication.