DAV stands for Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.
DAV is the Internet of Transport.
The DAV Foundation is building toward a vision where decentralized and ultimately autonomous vehicles from drones to cars to boats and ships are interconnected by a common network and shared protocol where they can discover, communicate and transact with one another.
DAV is the result of the convergence of blockchain and autonomous vehicles.
Linking the potential of machine autonomy to the peer-to-peer power of blockchain technology creates a brand new space for transportation to evolve and grow. Decentralization is available now, and DAV will be usable by manned transport services on the blockchain, well before machine autonomy is widespread.
DAV is a transportation commons.
The DAV network is open to all, free to use, and is not controlled by anyone. No central body dominates the network, or establishes arbitrary rules. DAV is the underlying infrastructure for a wide-open transportation market for all to share, utilize and develop.
DAV uses blockchain technology to enforce transparency and disintermediation.
DAV is transparent. Reputations and transactions are recorded in perpetuity. Pedigree is verifiable without involving a third party. Everything is peer-to-peer, with no one gatekeeping services or captive markets.
DAV offers enormous opportunities in a brand new market.
DAV doesn’t just connect manned and autonomous transport assets. It’s an open network filled with limitless opportunities for market development and business growth. Arbitrators, insurers, search-and-recovery, charging services, urgent freight couriers, high-rise inspection services, and so much more are possible with DAV.