The IOTA foundation is further pushing their agenda for the use case of the Tangle in the Internet of Things through IOTA partnership with three firms. These firms are Volkswagen, Bosch and Fujitsu. The industrial applications of the IOTA tangle have been demonstrated on numerous occasions in collaboration with the three partners as shall be outlined below.
IOTA Partnership with Bosch
At the Bosch Connected World 2018 event, the advantages of IOTA were demonstrated as the cooperation between the two firms was emphasized. With IOTA, Bosch wants to influence the value chain in the automotive and Internet of things sector.
At the end of last year, Bosch introduced its new sensor XDK or Cross Domain Development Kit. This sensor, on the IOTA tangle, will take automation to a whole new level through Machine-to-machine communication.
IOTA Partnership with Volkswagen
VW presented a new proof of concept together with IOTA at the CEBIT 2018 event. This was a demonstration about the use of the tangle to secure software transfer. VW wants to integrate the technology into its products as we move into a future of autonomous vehicles. Cars can get data they need for certain updates and function as part of an evolving digital world.
2020 has been predicted to usher in over 250 Million networked cars with 75% of this number connected to the internet. Therefore, to abate security fears, the IOTA tangle would be best suited for the transfer of information to and from the vehicles on the road.