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We are happy to announce that the much anticipated “Welcome Home” application powered by Ontology has officially passed through the initial stages of review with Daimler Mobility. As a truly pioneering MVP product, Welcome Home combines the premium experience of Daimler’s mobility units with Ontology’s technical superiority, especially related to decentralized identities and data protection. All of this can be experienced in 6 simple steps, outlined in the videos below!
This marks an unprecedented step in the right direction, bringing your automotive experience a step closer to Ontology’s decentralized blockchain services.
Car operators who have access to the Welcome Home in-car system will have control over unique features, including:
- Your in-car and mobility service preferences are attached to your profile, not to any one particular vehicle, therefore you could transform any vehicle into your own, anytime, anywhere across the globe.
- You can access third-party service providers integrated into the system with one-time verification, yet stay anonymous to all providers after the services are completed.
- You will be authorizing your data for service providers to give personalized services, yet you retain full transparency and control of all access and usage of your data, which would allow you to stay anonymous.
According to Harry Behrens, Head of Daimler Mobility Blockchain Factory:
“Customers using the Welcome Home which integrates with the Daimler Mobility Blockchain Platform would be greeted to their customized user settings and profile by any Mercedes they pair the app with. Fully sovereign in control of their data they can choose to share this experience with their friends and be safe at home with Mercedes — anywhere they go”
As we’ve written about previously, Welcome Home is designed to be a user-centric application granting us full control over when, where, and whom we share data with through our ONT ID.
We firmly believe that the control over which content to share should belong to the user, and is something achievable through our Decentralized Identity (DeID) protocol as well as our Distributed Data Exchange Framework (DDXF) — both powered by cryptographic algorithms on the blockchain.
At the end of your journey, you can share your trip with people in your social circle with just a couple of clicks. This allows the Welcome Home app to combine your mobility with social networking. By using Ontology’s unique framework for DID and highly secure data access we have combined usability with the highest standards for data sovereignty and privacy.
Looking to the future, we look forward to the gradual rollout of not just the Welcome Home app, but also further automotive innovations through Daimler Mobility and their embrace of the blockchain world.