Mobility actors on the ground and in the air collect numerous environmental data such as vibration, traffic density or air quality, and the trend is rising sharply. So far, however, the real networking of these actors, especially between drones and ground vehicles, is still in its infancy. Mutual exploitation of this data requires further, powerful and secure innovations in sensor technology as well as data transmission, analysis and processing. Monetary exploitation of the data based on this has added value potential within a marketplace for mobility data (e.g., condition of infrastructures), but requires good concepts.

In AVIK (acronym for “automated ground-air intercommnunication in mobility for enhancing interaction and collaboration”), the automatic identification system for drones implemented in the predecessor project ADIS will be further developed into a unified, blockchain-based platform for the secure exchange of data from modern sensors (e.g., environmental data) between drones and vehicles. This will enable true interaction between mobility stakeholders and new use cases. Complementary, the monetization of mobility will be further considered in the context of a future market model for such data.

As part of a consortium of industry and scientific partners, the Blockchain Research Lab will contribute its economic and blockchain expertise to the research project about blockchain’s role in mobility data aggregation, availability and exchange.