General Motors (GM), the American car manufacturer has filed for a blockchain patent for the data management of autonomous vehicles. The U.S. Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) published that application last week on November 29th.

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The patent application notes that GM hops on the blockchain technology for “robust” and “secure” data distribution. Moreover, it talks about the seamless exchange of data between several automated vehicles and other entities like regional authorities, public facilities, and municipalities.

However, autonomous vehicles require “high degrees of integrity” for “temporal event data”. Thus the application stresses the blockchain technology is “desirable” for non-autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

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