Today, EVShare Foundation and RSK Labs announced a partnership to create sustainable, accessible and comfortable autonomous ride-sharing powered with clean, renewable energy. This advance in transportation is made possible with 21st-century IoT information technology, including the RSK Bitcoin-based blockchain and smart contracts.
“Electric, shared, connected, autonomous, sustainably-powered, vehicles (EVs) are more than a trend — they represent a necessary technological and cultural shift toward improved efficiency and a shared clean energy future,” said Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, CEO of RSK Labs.
RSK Lab’s founders believe that decentralized blockchains with smart contract capabilities will be the driving force behind global financial inclusion, new democratic political systems and the “internet of things” (IoT) with smart contracts and the RSK blockchain acting as the “glue” that ties data from these technologies and institutions together.
“Today, there are electric buses. There is ridesharing. There is even EV ridesharing. But nobody has been able to solve the problem of integrating EV vehicles with sustainable, solar/renewable energy distributed resources — until now. RSK Blockchain and smart contracts are central to that solution.”
The EVShare service combines multiple IoT technologies on Blockchain to bring a new level of energy efficiency and sustainability into transportation. This enables sufficient clean power to be generated, aggregated, transported and shared to meet the energy needs of a sustainably-powered, non-polluting mass transportation system.
These technologies are all tied together with the RSK blockchain and smart contracts:
- Bravo Motor Company: designs and manufactures EVShare autonomous electric ridesharing vehicles and integrates all other partner technology.
- Green Commuter: supplies the app and operational support for EVShare.
- California Lithium Battery: super efficient battery power management.
- Rethink Energy: integrates Distributed Energy Resources into the EVShare Ecosystem.
“The RSK advancement is important for both technical and business communities building on blockchain technology today. It will enable many new use cases that have not been possible to date, such as the EVShare clean transportation and energy system,” said Eduardo Munoz, CEO of EVShare. “Getting rid of vehicles driven by diesel and petrol engines is becoming one of the great seismic shifts of our age,” adds Munoz. “Electric power is inherently a much better technology. It has only one disadvantage, however: until now, we have not been able to find a cheap and effective way of managing and storing clean electricity.”
The EVShare/RSK blockchain-based system creates never before imagined levels of energy efficiency by combining new technologies into a blockchain-based information ecosystem that enables every electron of renewable energy to be shared, tracked and monetized from the moment it is generated by the sun — to the moment it is stored in the vehicle’s battery and transported during the ride.
“With EVShare, communities will now have the ability to regain their most valuable resource — time — back from the commute they have now, by being able to relax, work, handle meetings and more, all from the comfort of an autonomous vehicle that is managing energy and monitoring road conditions from many angles every second,” said Munoz.