DAV

Blockchain-based transportation platform

[Short general description]: DAV is a computer network that will ultimately connect self-driving vehicles (such as cars, trucks, rovers, and drones) to everyone on that network, enabling them to discover, communicate, and transact using a token. Users can pay for the use of any of those vehicles with a token to get a ride or pick up and deliver a package. People who own those vehicles or the charging stations on the network can earn tokens for the services they provide. Users can have an entire network of self-driving vehicles at their fingertips to bring them anything, or to take them anywhere, with one token. 

 

 

[Main problems tackled]: By open-sourcing the DAV technology stack and decentralizing protocols around identity, discovery, mission flow, and payments, provided through a modular UI, DAV enables cooperation. New players can enter the market, creating distributed value and growing participation in the transportation economy. A decentralized open source network means that players can independently take action in response to unfilled or poorly filled market needs.

 

[Main contribution proposal]: The purpose of the DAV cryptocurrency is to incentivize a community-built autonomous vehicle infrastructure and build an autonomous vehicle platform that is commercially viable and essential for cooperation. The DAV network enables the distribution of tokens across all groups of network participants, and the growth of the network benefits all network members.

 

The DAV network, as a developer-centric platform, creates SDKs for popular development platforms and APIs. It actively encourages developers to take part, making it easy for any developer to participate and contribute within their domain of expertise. The technology behind the DAV network is a stack of open-source software with a developed UI for simple interaction, which enables a truly autonomous, fast-scaling transportation system

 

[Innovation]:

DAV technology stack - five main components, each providing one piece of the puzzle needed to enable a decentralized autonomous vehicle ecosystem (identity, discovery, communication, mission flow, payments. 

 

1) Decentralized identity - DAV network has its own pseudonymous identity.

2) Decentralized discovery - the ability for autonomous vehicles to discover each other, as well as service providers and clients around them.

3) Decentralized communication - this communication can be divided into two groups: on-blockchain communications and off-blockchain communications (peer-to-peer communications)

4) Decentralized mission flow - allowing autonomous vehicles and services to discover each other and communicate with each other

5) Decentralized payments - secure, trustless transactions between two or more parties

6) Fueling a new ecosystem - actively incentivize early adopters in select cities, establishing favorable market conditions and lowering barriers to entry. DAV cities will be designated by the foundation.

ICO Rating Analysis
Team Evaluation
5.00 / 5.00
Product
4.00 / 5.00
Token Economics
4.00 / 5.00
Business Evaluation
4.20 / 5.00
Hype and media presence
3.00 / 5.00

Analysis

Team - Founders:
Are the founders known? Do they have relevant experience and connections?
5
  • 1. Unknown people. No serious background information available.
  • 2. Partial information available, no relevant experience.
  • 3. Background information available, no relevant experience.
  • 4. Solid, relevant background and connections available.
  • 5. Solid, well known, experienced and well connected founders.
Team - Advisors:
What level of commitment, experience and connections do the advisers bring?
5
  • 1. No reputable advisors with relevant experience.
  • 2. Few advisors with little to no relevant experience.
  • 3. Advisers with relevant experience.
  • 4. Reputable advisors with relevant experience and connections.
  • 5. High profile highly experienced, well connected and committed advisors.
Product - Technology Layer:
Is the product innovative? Does it contribute to the blockchain ecosystem?
4
  • 1. No, the product is just a clone with no contribution.
  • 2. The product is a dapp with minimal interest and little contribution to the ecosystem.
  • 3. The product is a dapp, exchange or protocol addressing a real problem or need.
  • 4. Innovative product offering a solution to a high interest problem.
  • 5. Innovative protocol tackling critical problems of highest interest.
Product - Proof of concept:
Is the proof of concept comprehensive? Does it address a real problem or need?
4
  • 1. No, incoherent concept or no need for it.
  • 2. Difficult concept to understand, hardly any need or problem to solve.
  • 3. Clear concept which addresses a real problem.
  • 4. Clear, well thought concept which addresses a real problem of high interest.
  • 5. Exceptional proof of concept addressing a critical problem.
Product - MVP:
Has the concept been tested? Is there an MVP? How far is the launch?
4
  • 1. Untested concept.
  • 2. Initial tests, no MVP.
  • 3. MVP ready, Alpha launch.
  • 4. MVP ready, Beta launch.
  • 5. Fully working initial product.
Token Economics - Token utility:
Does the token have any utility? Is it a core function to the network?
4
  • 1. No, the token has no utility.
  • 2. Token has a limited, unclear utility.
  • 3. The token has some added, but not inherent value.
  • 4. The token is embedded in the network and has inherent value.
  • 5. The token has both inherent and added value and is embedded at the core of the network.
Token Economics - Network effect:
Are strong network effects built into the system? Are incentives aligned to encourage the growth of the network?
4
  • 1. No network effects built in.
  • 2. Minimal network effects, unclear incentives.
  • 3. Network effects and incentives present.
  • 4. Solid network effects with clear incentives due to inherent utility.
  • 5. Strong network effects, aligned incentives and high utility value.
Business Evaluation - Valuation:
Is the valuation reasonable ? Sufficient but not too high for the scope of the project?
3
  • 1. No, the valuation is ludicrous, the project could do with 1/10 of the sum.
  • 2. Valuation is higher than the project would need. Likely a money grab.
  • 3. Valuation is reasonable for the scope of the project.
  • 4. Valuation is modest for the caliber of the project.
  • 5. Valuation is impressively modest relative to the high caliber of the project.
Business Evaluation - Market potential:
What is the market potential? Does the project look like it could penetrate the market and conquer the world?
5
  • 1. No clear market potential.
  • 2. Limited market potential.
  • 3. Reasonable market and growth potential.
  • 4. Solid market and growth potential.
  • 5. Exceptional market and growth potential.
Business Evaluation - Competition:
Does the project have competition? How strong does it look relative to its competition?
5
  • 1. Awful position competing with many strong players.
  • 2. Weak position facing strong competition.
  • 3. Reasonable position facing strong competition.
  • 4. Solid position facing weak competition.
  • 5. Exceptional position, facing almost no competition.
Business Evaluation - Supply sold:
Does the team distribute a reasonable amount of the tokens so as to encourage create strong incentives and network effects?
4
  • 1. Negligible supply, greedy team.
  • 2. Small supply, poor incentives.
  • 3. Modest supply, weak incentives.
  • 4. Reasonable supply, responsible team.
  • 5. Large supply, solid inventive, committed team.
Business Evaluation - Vesting:
Does the team have a sufficient stake to have aligned incentives? Do they have a vesting schedule implemented?
4
  • 1. Large stake, no vesting.
  • 2. Small stakes, no vesting.
  • 3. Modest stakes, no vesting.
  • 4. Reasonable stakes, modest vesting.
  • 5. Solid stake, healthy vesting.
Hype and media presence:
Is the project present on social media and chats? Is there interest for it?
3
  • 1. No presence, negative image.
  • 2. Modest exposure and no interest.
  • 3. Reasonable exposure and modest interest.
  • 4. Solid exposure and high interest.
  • 5. Exceptional exposure, high interest and considerable hype.
Final Score
4.27

Team

Member
Noam Copel
CEO
Tal Ater
CTO
John Frazer
CCO
Joe Lopardo
CMO
Shahar Frank
R&D Team Leader
Lior Shkoori
Product Manager
Anatoly Tokalov
Senior Developer
Timi Ajiboye
Senior Developer
Abhishek Singh
Senior Developer
Alex Iliescu
Web Developer
Rachel Hercky Linnewiel
Head of External Relations
Andrew Grunstein
Head of Research
Iurii Ieltsov
Head of Design
Hadar Badash
Office Manager
Alick Friedman
Business Solutions Manager
Daniel Goldfine
Video Content Manager
Tung Chan
General Counsel

Advisors

Dr. Scott Horowitz
Aerospace Advisor, former NASA astronaut
Dr. Alan Messer
Automotive Advisor, former CTO of General Motors
Jay Adelson
Internet Infastructure Advisor, founder of Equinix
Dr. Greg Colvin
Technology Advisor, Lead Ethereum Virtual Machine Developer
Priyanka Khaitan
IoT Advisor, Head of Emerging Technologies for SAP
Nick Johnson
Blockchain Advisor, Creator and Chief Developer of the Ethereum Name Service
Jerome Ferguson
Autonomy Advisor, Director of Autonomous Systems at UPS
Eyal Hertzog
Crypto-economics Advisor, Co-Founder and Product Architect at Bancor
Dr. Giovanni Lanfranchi
Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services
George D. Zamka
Aviation Advisor
Biren Gandhi
Drone Advisor
Sai Yagnyamurthy
Mobility Advisor

Updates

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4 months ago
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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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GM’s Former CTO for Connected Cars Joins The DAV Foundation’s Advisory Board
3 months ago
DAV insider: Andrew Grunstein, Head of Research
3 months ago
DAV Insider: Shahar Frank, R&D Team Leader
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The DAV Foundation’s CTO Joins the Web Consortium’s Automotive Working Group
3 months ago
An Open Network of Autonomous Vehicles Could Solve the “Last Mile” Problem
2 months ago
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IBM Master Inventor, Roboticist, and F1 Engineer Joins the DAV Foundation
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DAV Insider: Alick Friedman, Business Solutions Manager
2 months ago
The DAV Foundation Adds Former FAA Executive and Space-Shuttle Commander to Advisory Board
2 months ago
More Than 60 Cities Across the Globe Are Putting Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads
2 months ago
DAV Insider: Rachel Linnewiel, Head of External Relations
2 months ago
Cisco’s Former Drone Strategist Will Help Build the Internet of Transportation
2 months ago
The Power of Drones Gets Real When They Are Networked
2 months ago
DAV Insider: Iurii Ieltsov, Head of Design
2 months ago
How to Fearlessly Cut Out the Middleman from Ride-Hailing, Once and For All
1 month ago
DAV Achieves Q1 Milestone: First Drone to Autonomously Negotiate for Delivery on the Blockchain
1 month ago
DAV Insider: Tung Chan, General Counsel
1 month ago
How To Complete Your KYC Registration For DAV’s Token Sale
1 month ago
Security First: The DAV Foundation’s Rigorous Crowdsale Process
1 month ago
DAV has launched an affiliate program alongside their KYC.
1 month ago
Korea’s Block Crafters Capital Makes Major Investment in the DAV Foundation
1 month ago
DAV Insider: Daniel Goldfine, Video Content Manager
1 month ago
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1 month ago
Community Spotlight: Sreenivas Alapati
3 weeks ago
Beijing Takes First Steps Toward Creating the World’s Biggest Autonomous-Vehicle City
3 weeks ago
Community Spotlight: Roger Ko
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The Looming Battle Over Ownership of Your Car’s Data
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Community Spotlight : Griffin Obeid
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