This is understandable since for years, most of the work needed to make self-driving vehicles a reality was focused on actually getting them to drive on their own, recognising obstacles, other cars and pedestrians and making them as safe as possible. Another reason why this hasn’t been at the forefront of the car manufacturers’ mission has been the fact that for a number of years to come we will still have regular cars alongside the self-driving ones sharing the roads. However we see things differently and think these cars should be connected to the internet, to the Autonomy Cloud, your smartphone and to each-other. We regard this is a change as big as: - When personal computers became connected through a network giving birth to the internet as we know it. -When mobile phones connected to the internet and started sharing data one with the other => giving birth to app stores AUTONOMY is the internet for self-driving vehicles built on top of the blockchain. We enable self driving vehicles to connect to one Open, Free, Secure, Decentralised and Trustless Blockchain based network, for all the reasons why we would want security and decentralisation in something all of us use every day. The open industry of blockchain-connected self-driving vehicles that Autonomy is developing will greatly impact the status quo, and will give way to innovative solutions to several of today’s pressing problems: transportation costs will be reduced, the insurance industry will become a much cheaper option, people and goods will be moved a lot quicker and cheaper across larger distances. Traffic congestion can be eliminated through optimisation, and parking spaces will be freed. Imagine no parking tickets, wouldn’t we all love that? Finally, less cars will be bought. Less people will lose their lives in a car accident. The countless applications that can be built on top of Autonomy will become great opportunities for tomorrow’s app developers. The Autonomy App Store will hold, verify and sell all these to countless cars, owners, insurers, local road authorities and many other parties. AUTONOMY will empower a new generation of app developers.
March - June 2019