November 28, 2018

Daimler Trucks North America Rolls into Enterprise Blockchain with Filament

How enterprise blockchain technology is shaping mobility’s future with source generated, trusted, and transparent data.

According to Deloitte, the extended global automotive industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation to a new mobility ecosystem. What the firm calls ‘a new age of accessible autonomy’ is being driven by social trends and the driverless revolution. The pace of change is breathtaking, as established leaders and nimble disruptors are making bold plays to win.

The new mobility ecosystem is vast. It includes many industry segments such as commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), passenger vehicle manufacturers, heavy duty equipment corporations, parts suppliers, insurance companies, energy businesses, and more.

At Filament, we see significant widespread change happening thanks to the swift impact of technology that is driving customer behavior and expectations. Mobility is an interconnected system and opportunities to innovate are happening across many sectors. It is more important than ever to look to a broader landscape to find partners and solutions that together can result in modern ways to do business and successfully serve customers.

While there are many innovative technologies currently at play in mobility, our business is centered around helping corporations leverage enterprise blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) as a means to create value that was previously not possible. In automotive, freight, and transportation, corporations are exploring how best to use blockchain within their unique organizations to tackle current challenges and to design new applications, services, and products that create a path to the future.

Recently, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) shared that it is working with Filament to establish a peer-to-peer connection platform for remanufactured components using blockchain technology to automate and streamline its aftermarket remanufacturing operations. We have completed a proof of concept project with DTNA leveraging our Blocklet™ USB Enclave which will be used to enable transparent and immutable data records, secure transactions, and execute smart contracts within a blockchain. This is an example of how a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer is using blockchain to provide full transparency along its aftermarket supply chain for faster and more efficient operations.

Filament is finding many other use cases for blockchain in mobility as well. My last blog post, included some of these early examples. As the automotive and transportation industry continues to transform we’ll see new ways that secure, trusted, and autonomous data can be used in the emerging world of electrified, connected, autonomous, and shared vehicles.

Filament is proud to be working with leaders like Daimler Trucks North America and to have the opportunity to contribute to the next generation of mobility.

Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO