DAV is a blockchain-based transportation platform which enables vehicles to discover, communicate and transact with one another using DAV tokens.
A cryptocurrency to fuel the next era of global transportation: Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles (DAV). DAV is a computer network that will connect self-driving vehicles (such as cars, trucks, rovers, and drones) to everyone on that network, enabling them to discover, communicate, and transact using the DAV Token.
]Users can pay for the use of any of those vehicles with a token to get a ride or pick up and deliver a package. People who own those vehicles or the charging stations on the network can earn tokens for the services they provide. Users can have an entire network of self-driving vehicles at their fingertips to bring them anything, or to take them anywhere, with one token.
Even in today’s transportation market, and during the transitional period before autonomous transportation achieves mass adoption, the decentralized transportation network and its underlying technology can create a variety of economic opportunities such as decentralized, on demand, manned, rides and deliveries.
The DAV Token allows for the creation of this new transportation ecosystem. The token will be used to enable secure transactions, establishing a global payment standard between vehicles, users, and their supporting infrastructure. Its smart mission contracts enable trustless cooperation between multiple vehicles and their service providers. A token that’s unique to the transportation industry, and the underlying technology and protocols that operate that token, are designed to encourage a network effect that boosts the industry and all of its participants. The DAV token encourages both innovation and cooperation by incentivising participation and investment early on.
Early AV owners and service providers using DAV will benefit from historically low barriers to market entry (enabled by the DAV platform), along with operational optimization. DAV tokens will be distributed as part of a DAV incentives program, which will provide bounties directly to consumers and enthusiasts in DAV cities, to autonomous transportation services, and/or to autonomous vehicle companies for purchasing services from within the transport economy, such as charging or maintenance.
As these organizations employ armies of software developers in their attempts to create the first fully autonomous vehicles, they need to resolve issues revolving around perception, localization, decision making, and more.
Additionally, autonomous vehicles require charging, maintenance, and docking infrastructure. Centralization and narrow economic interests restrict the pace at which transformative technologies can be released and adopted by the market, as the key players are focused on dominating their own isolated networks, and not on creating a collaborative infrastructure that is more efficient and has higher potential for more diverse use cases in the long run.
A lack of incentives to collaborate across various value chains stifles the pace of progress in the sector. An open-source platform that is inclusive and permissionless provides economic incentives for multiple participants to join the network and enjoy its future growth in a way that allows for much more rapid scaling.
By open-sourcing the DAV technology stack and decentralizing protocols around identity, discovery, mission flow, and payments, provided through a modular UI, DAV enables cooperation. New players can enter the market, creating distributed value and growing participation in the transportation economy. A decentralized open source network means that players can independently take action in response to unfilled or poorly filled market needs.
DAV allows autonomous vehicles to discover each other, as well as service providers, and clients around them. DAV implements decentralized node discovery using a peer-to-peer protocol that does not rely on a central server. Instead, nodes are listed in a distributed hash table which can be accessed in an extremely efficient way.
DAV defines a library of standardized communication protocols for various transportation scenarios. This communication is divided into two groups:
Trustless Cooperation Tools
Trustless cooperation between buyers and sellers of transportation services is achieved using a series of specialized smart contracts. These smart contracts enable multi-party contracts between buyer, seller, and when needed, between arbitrator, insurer, and others. These contracts are tied in directly to the DAV token, guaranteeing financial resolution for transactions between multiple parties without requiring any pre-established trust.
14 days after sale ends
|Round||Token Price||Bonus||Min / Max Purchase||Soft Cap||Hard Cap|
Public sale —
06 Nov 01:00 UTC
25 Jun 00:00 UTC
|0.0001 ETH||No||0.2 ETH - 150 ETH||Uncapped||38,000,000 USD|
DAV whitepaper released
First code published on Github
Drone delivery App released
Simulated drones environment
First drone delivery negotiated and completed autonomously
First autonomous boat mission completed on the DAV network
First vehicle to hire another another vehicle to complete last mile of a delivery
Decentralized non-autonomous delivery network released
Long range drone flight supported by a network of charging stations