The Internet and consequently the Internet of Things were built without a trust layer. Decentralized Digital Identities as basis for Connected Mobility may be one of the needed missing components to implement real data sovereignty and a trusted Economy of Things in future Connected Vehicles scenarios.
Mobility-as-a-service is changing the way people move. From mobility based on driving your own car, it is converging to the consuming of various services using multiple modes of transportation. Ranging from eScooters, bicycles, ride-sharing to car-sharing, ride-hailing and public transport.
Delivering such services seamlessly in a way that users can effortlessly “roam” through them needs a new mindset and decentralized technologies.
Using bloXmove.com as a reference design, we will show how decentralized technologies such as Blockchain or Decentralized Identifiers (#DID) provide the perfect protocol layer for such ecosystems.
Self-Sovereign Identity – or SSI in brief – is now a major thing. Germany has become one of the world’s key SSI accelerators. Countless people and organizations – small and large – are getting excited and actively involved. Now de facto driving forces are: 1. SSI Pilots by the German Federal Chancellery as first demonstrations of the Digital Identity Ecosystem. 2. IDunion – a solution-oriented research project co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in the cluster of showcases in Secure Digital Identity. This presentation provides a brief SSI introduction and an update on these two major German SSI initiatives.