French automaker Renault has unveiled a new digitized car maintenance log prototype built using blockchain. Renault teamed up with Microsoft and Vieseo to develop the prototype as well as Chinese startup Bitse. The platform is being hosted on Microsoft Azure.
According to Renault, the basic premise is that information about a car’s maintenance history is kept by a range of sources, including repair shops and dealerships, making it harder to keep track of new changes. By contrast, the digital maintenance log prototype puts all of this information in one place.
“This digital car maintenance book will enable us to provide our customers with new services in an ecosystem alongside insurers and dealers. Blockchain technology is able to create a reliable trust protocol,” Elie Elbaz, digital and connected vehicles director for Groupe Renault stated