DAV is an open source software platform that allows anyone to buy or sell autonomous transportation services in a decentralized market. DAV integrates into any autonomous vehicle (car, drone, ship), enabling those vehicles to discover, communicate, and transact with one another using a digital currency called the DAV token. DAV will be a protocol that connects vehicles and users, which indeed enables a decentralized transportation market, aimed both at people and vehicle companies, and the Team is already in advanced discussions with companies in the fields of drones, robotics, and automotive.
DAV takes the P2P information transfer capabilities of the internet and the P2P value transfer made possible by the blockchain (in this case, via the DAV token) and brings them to their next logical conclusion, enabling P2P transfer of physical goods. Consider this scenario: a package needs to be delivered using a drone. The parties involved include a sender, recipient, drone operator, goods insurer, and arbitrator. The blockchain, and specifically smart contracts, enable us to conduct these kinds of transactions P2P, directly between these parties, without needing an intermediary, thus reducing costs to all parties while providing them with the assurance they need to conduct business without necessarily trusting each other beforehand.
While autonomous cars and trucks have not yet achieved mainstream adoption, the world is awash in innovation in autonomous drones. Companies large and small are popping up around the world offering autonomous drone services to industry and the public. Look up what Amazon is doing, or 7-Eleven, or Flytrex and you will see solid evidence that autonomous drones have arrived and are rushing in to fill a massive service void. DAV will focus on drones at first as the technology is right on the cusp of mainstream adoption. Autonomous cars, buses, trucks and marine vehicles will be addressed in due course. Also keep in mind that there is an important interim step that DAV can help with, by decentralizing manned vehicles. A disintermediated version of Uber or Lyft for example is the next natural phase in this vertical.
- Centralised Discovery for MVP - Mission App for MVP - Simulated Drones for Development Environment
- Community Portal - Decentrilized Identity - Decentrilized Payment - Token Contract - Mission Contract
- Bounty Token Contract - Token Sale Contract - Integration with first Drones - Token Generation Event
- Decentrilized Discovery - Decentrilized Communication
- Decentrilized Mission Planning and Coordination