GM Patents the Blockchain Solution for Driverless Cars

The American automobile giant General Motors (GM) apparently sees the blockchain platform as the basis for the data management system of futuristic autonomous cars.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published the company’s patent application, which describes the data storage system in a distributed registry for the autonomous car. GM’s subsidiary GM Global Technology Operations LLC notes in its document that all data relating to such vehicles can be available to all users of the network through the blockchain.

The company believes that one of the most notable areas for the use of blockchain will be navigation and geolocation. It is desirable to provide information about the location and density of vehicles in an online blockchain ledger for the operational exchange of information between vehicles for joint movement along the route, the developers note.