IBM company together with a bank and automotive concern called ZF Friedrichshafen plans to issue a blockchain platform for automotive industry. New service will be made in form of a digital assistant able to pay for parking and gas station services. Moreover the developers promise the platform will be able to solve some other issues. For instance it will be able to open and close doors and trunk. Due to the technology of distributed register the assistant called Car eWallet will be safe, efficient and easy to use.
American software manufacture Adobe has presented a novelty for the automotive industry, a personalized advertising platform. It works on the basis of Adobe Experience Cloud service and Sensei artificial intelligence. Platform uses geolocation in order to broadcast advertising of objects located close to the car owner – coffee shops, restaurants, shops etc. Sensei tool records car conversations, analyzes them and choses advertising content based on the interests of travellers. Adobe plans to sell the platform to automotive concerns and manufactures of portable radio cassette recorders.
Facebook started to test the group video chat application called Bonfire in Denmark. You can communicate simultaneously with several users, use different animated effects and share screenshots of video conferences in other social networks. The ones who have Facebook Messenger installed on their smartphones, do not need to download Bonfire. They can receive a chat invitation. The service is supported now with iOS devices only, it was already downloaded over 2 thousand times.