British Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover partnered IOTA Foundation to use the latter’s DLT solution to develop a number of innovations targeted at tackling some problems. While Land Rover’s usage of IOTA technology has been focused on traceability, one of the software engineers at the UK-based company has revealed a major function IOTA DLT is used for.
In a YouTube interview hosted by Silicon Republic, an award-winning Irish technology news website, Aaron Hetherington, a software developer at Jaguar Land Rover, explained his role at the company, as a member of the distributed ledger technology team. He said the DLT team tracks pothole around UK and Ireland.
Hetherington held that this is done by monitoring when the vehicle incorporated with IOTA DLT hits potholes, and then information is sent to the local councils in the countries.
The software developer furthered that the local councils then send the repair crew out to find the pothole with GPS using the details.
Hetherington maintained that their action helps reduce and make the work of the council less strenuous. However, rewards are given out for detecting the pothole.
Hetherington also mentioned that with the use of IOTA cryptocurrency, the rewards are passed to car owners. The software developer furthered that at the DLT team, they are dedicated to breaking down larger problems into smaller ones that are solvable and bearable.
Hetherington said the DLT team leverages cryptography in ensuring the success of their activities.
At the official opening of the Powerhouse building in Trondheim, IOTA, in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover and French energy R&D center Engie Lab Crigen, demonstrated a Proof of Concept (PoC) developed for tracing car energy with DLT.
The demonstration was done to show the public the source and usage of a Jaguar I-Pace’s energy.