Plenty of research on smart mobility is currently devoted to the inclusion of novel decentralized software architectures to these systems, due to the inherent advantages in terms of transparency, traceability, trustworthiness. MOVO is a decentralized application (dApp) for smart mobility. It includes: (i) a module for collecting data from vehicles and smartphones sensors; (ii) a component for interacting with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Decentralized File Storages (DFS), for storing and validating sensor data; (iii) a module for "offline" interaction between devices. The dApp consists of an Android application intended for use inside a vehicle, which helps the user/driver collect contextually generated data (e.g. a driver’s stress level, an electric vehicle’s battery level), which can then be shared through the use of DLT (i.e., IOTA DLT and Ethereum smart contracts) and DFS (i.e., IPFS). The third module consists of an implementation of a communication channel that, via Wi-Fi Direct, allows two devices to exchange data and payment information with respect to DLT (i.e. cryptocurrency and token) assets. In this paper, we describe the main software components and provide an experimental evaluation that confirms the viability of the MOVO dApp in real mobility scenarios.

MOVO: a dApp for DLT-based Smart Mobility

Ferretti, Stefano;
2021

Abstract

Plenty of research on smart mobility is currently devoted to the inclusion of novel decentralized software architectures to these systems, due to the inherent advantages in terms of transparency, traceability, trustworthiness. MOVO is a decentralized application (dApp) for smart mobility. It includes: (i) a module for collecting data from vehicles and smartphones sensors; (ii) a component for interacting with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Decentralized File Storages (DFS), for storing and validating sensor data; (iii) a module for "offline" interaction between devices. The dApp consists of an Android application intended for use inside a vehicle, which helps the user/driver collect contextually generated data (e.g. a driver’s stress level, an electric vehicle’s battery level), which can then be shared through the use of DLT (i.e., IOTA DLT and Ethereum smart contracts) and DFS (i.e., IPFS). The third module consists of an implementation of a communication channel that, via Wi-Fi Direct, allows two devices to exchange data and payment information with respect to DLT (i.e. cryptocurrency and token) assets. In this paper, we describe the main software components and provide an experimental evaluation that confirms the viability of the MOVO dApp in real mobility scenarios.
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