Business alliance between Kaula, Inc. and AZAPA Co., Ltd. aiming to build blockchain technology and service in the automotive market
Kaula, Inc. (HQ in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Katsuji Okamoto, hereinafter referred to as “KAULA”), a blockchain technology company, and AZAPA Co., Ltd., (HQ in Nagoya, Aichi-ken, CEO & President: Yasuhiro Kondo, hereinafter referred to as “AZAPA”), a leading company in the automotive field, have concluded a business tie-up. We will work on development of practical application services that increase economic values of data derived from automobiles by adapting the blockchain technology.
Background of the Alliance
A paradigm shift of the automotive market is near at our hand, especially due to China’s EV shift. Regulations on CO2 emission is being required around the world to solve serious air pollution problems, shifting from gasoline cars to electric cars is going on and EV battery management attracts attention now.
Battery is the heart of EV. It is the most expensive, heaviest and dangerous. KAULA and AZAPA together will make a new sharing economy around the battery to maximize its value and manage its life cycle, acquiring battery residual value data, distributing battery usage forecast using AI and writing them into the blockchain to guarantee authenticity and non-tampering.
Overview of BRVPS
The Battery Residual Value Prediction System (BRVPS) acquires data from BMS (Battery Management System) such as temperature, humidity, pressure, voltage, current, etc. in the battery unit and information from OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) and then stores them in the battery residual value forecast engine. BRVPS steadily executes AI/ML and writes the results to blockchain which EV/battery owners and users can access via cloud services. This enables you to extract the maximum battery value through freely accessing the present and future SOH (State of Health), including charging efficiency, and usage forecasts based on the past battery usage tendency.
The Next Deployment
Through cooperation with EV and battery manufacturers, we aim to develop new markets centering battery data. Implementing each step of EV and battery supply and demand balance, energy consumption planning, reservation, use and settlement, we accelerate the spread of EV and create additional services so that EV and battery owners and users can switch from consumers to prosumers.
In addition to the rising of global environmental consciousness, automatic driving and other technologies, newly services have been born and growing rapidly. We will broadly provide highly value-added services through KAULA’s blockchain technology and AZAPA’s automotive technology and network to build a new business model together.
Establishing a Consortium
We will set up a consortium to form an ecosystem, ahead of mega platform formers, to establish “IoT-blockchain based technology” aiming at a practical service model which covers from sensing to data utilization.
The paradigm shift surrounding automotive industry is progressing and closely related to the deepening of IoT, and the economic value of data obtained from automobiles has already been widely acknowledged. The current telematics, however, the type and granularity of acquired data are not standardized and its service is so limited. We will together promote applications created by utilizing data and their standardization including blockchain and security as backplane technologies.
Outline of Kaula, Inc.
Head office: 2-9 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business: In collaboration with leading companies and organizations in the global blockchain area, supplying consulting services for blockchain application building, development of services of record management and the IoT field, and blockchain education business.
Kaula is a member of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Edge Platform Consortium.
Outline of AZAPA Co., Ltd.
Head office: Nishiki 2-4-15, Naka-ku, Nagoya
Business: Researches of new systems and providing business solutions in each field (*) of automobiles. Promoting the Tier 0.5 concept.
* Model base, measurement technology, new control theory, energy, IoT, artificial intelligence, kansei technology
URL: http: //www.azapa.co.jp
Hiroyasu Nohata, CIO,
E-mail: Kaula.laboratory @ kaula.jp
AZAPA Co., Ltd
Satoshi Nishida, Business Planning Dept.
E-mail: satoshi-nishida @ azapa.co.jp
TEL: 052-221-7350 /FAX: 052-221-7351