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Gaia-X moveID project demos decentralized identity, blockchain for cars

electric vehicle charging

MoveID is a mobility identity project launched a year ago by 19 companies and led by Bosch. Now it is readying for its first demo event at Europe’s major auto fair, the IAA MOBILITY 2023, with six blockchain firms participating at the show.

The German government-backed initiative is under the umbrella of GAIA-X, the 350 EU member association for trusted data. 

GAIA-X 4 moveID extensively uses self sovereign identity (SSI), as does the mother project GAIA-X, to safeguard data privacy and enable autonomous transactions with vehicles. Blockchain is used as a ‘vendor neutral infrastructure’ to support transactions between cars, traffic infrastructure and other service providers.

The MoveID group also includes Airbus, Continental who are not participating in this event, as well as seven blockchain firms Chainstep, peaq, Datarella, 51nodes, Ocean Protocol / BigChainDB,, and deltaDAO.

The auto show moveID demo

At the Munich auto show, nine of the participants will demonstrate the MOBIX app that currently enables peer-to-peer parking and charging with Jaguar and Tesla electric vehicles on display. It supports the discovery and usage of electric charging points in a peer-to-peer manner. This means companies can allow access to their parking lots to charge electric vehicles, with in-car digital wallets paying the parking and charging fees.

“While data is growing evermore important in the age of AI, the currently dominant approach to its harvesting and unilateral exploitation is incompatible with the idea of ownership and privacy,” said Kai Meinke, Co-Founder & Business Lead at deltaDAO, a web3 software development firm. “moveID changes this equation, enabling all stakeholders to own their data and use it how they see fit without compromising their privacy,” 

Two layer 1 blockchains are involved – and peaq, with both blockchains positioning themselves as targeting the Economy of Things, which combines IoT device communication and transactions.

Fetch has always positioned itself as supporting AI, and announced a major  collaboration with Bosch earlier this year. It has a concept of Autonomous Economic Agents (AEA), which are sensor-driven devices that are self-learning and can transact without human input.

The MOBIX app user interface was provided by Datarella which describes itself as a Web3 company builder. “Leveraging’s AI agents to connect different technologies and seeing the distilled result of the agent’s work in our MOBIX app is living proof of the power of the moveID tech stack,” said Datarella CEO Michael Reuter.

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