Washington, D.C. – ANRA Technologies today announced that its has joined the DAV Alliance. This Alliance brings together members of the transportation industry so that they may collaborate on standards and innovations for a global decentralized network
DAV is an open source Software platform that allows anyone to buy or sell transportation services in a decentralized market. DAV integrates into any vehicle (car, drone, ship), enabling those vehicles to discover, communicate, and transact with one another. This shapes a decentralized manned transportation network today and is the underlying infrastructure for an autonomous transportation network tomorrow. DAV accomplishes this through the DAV protocol which connects vehicles, users, and service providers all on one network.
DAV takes the P2P information transfer capabilities of the internet and the P2P value transfer made possible by the blockchain (in this case, via the DAV token) and brings them to their next logical conclusion, enabling P2P transfer of physical goods. Consider this scenario: a package needs to be delivered using a drone. The parties involved include a sender, recipient, drone operator, goods insurer, and arbitrator. The blockchain, and specifically smart contracts, enable us to conduct these kinds of transactions P2P, directly between these parties, without needing an intermediary, thus reducing costs to all parties while providing them with the assurance they need to conduct business without necessarily trusting each other beforehand.
We at ANRA are looking forward to this partnership and hope to work with other alliances partners in furthering the use of blockchain in the UTM space, said Amit Ganjoo, CEO of ANRA Technologies
The technology consists of three major components:
DAV allows autonomous vehicles to discover each other, as well as service providers, and clients around them. DAV implements decentralized node discovery using a peer-to-peer protocol that does not rely on a central server. Instead, nodes are listed in a distributed hash table which can be accessed in an extremely efficient way.
DAV defines a library of standardized communication protocols for various transportation scenarios. This communication is divided into two groups:
- on-blockchain communication done directly by calling smart contracts and through events emitted by those smart contracts
- off-blockchain communication done peer-to-peer using DAV’s protocols
Trustless Cooperation Tools
Trustless cooperation between buyers and sellers of transportation services is achieved using a series of specialized smart contracts. These smart contracts enable multi-party contracts between buyer, seller, and when needed, between arbitrator, insurer, and others. These contracts are tied in directly to the DAV token, guaranteeing financial resolution for transactions between multiple parties without requiring any pre-established trust.