The MOTODB Protocol is a Global, Decentralized Car Industry Blockchain that will enable the Connected Cars Paradigm by putting the Driver at the Centre and Empower them to share their user-generated Data in return for real rewards

The MOTODB Protocol

The MOTODB Protocol is a Global, Decentralized Car Industry Blockchain that will enable the Connected Cars Paradigm by putting the Driver at the Centre and Empower them to share their user-generated Data in return for real rewards. We are passionate and strong advocates of Car Data Privacy and also believe that the Driver should benefit from the data they generate. We are working with a wide variety of Car Ecosystem Partners to enable this Vision. The MOTODB Protocol is a Driver-powered Network that aims to decentralize Car Data and deliver benefits to Car Drivers both from a data privacy perspective and monetization benefits. Car data that is accessible on a Public blockchain enables to building of various distributed applications and crypto protocols on top of of this data e.g. decentralized insurance, car finance, prescriptive/ predictive maintenance ML models, decentralized car pooling/ ride sharing and car resale. The MOTODB Protocol consists of Hardware/ Devices called CarMiners, a Driver App and a Decentralized Data marketplace for Cars and vehicles. Our user go-to-market strategy and user-acquisition strategies are based on partnerships with 2 of the top, global companies in the mobility space that are also community-driven. We aim to enable 10 million Cars in the first 2 years with the MOTODB Protocol and enable the collection of Car data in a decentralized, distributed and trustless manner.

The MOTODB Protocol has a working product, the MOTODB CarMiner, the Driver App and a Decentralized Data marketplace built on the NEAR and Ethereum testnets. We are looking to deploy this on the Harmony Mainnet. Currently we are at the beginning of User acquisition and will aim to acquire 1 million Car Drivers/ Users over the next one year.

We need US$200k for porting on the Harmony Mainnet and US$50k for starting work on the development of the MOTODBDAO. Our milestones are:
Jan-15: Global Launch
Feb-15: Driver App launch
Mar-15: Global shipping of MOTODB CarMiners
Apr-15: Launch of Car Data marketplace

We need and are hiring experienced Blockchain Developers to implement the MOTODB Protocol.

https://mymotodb.com/


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O0YHR5pW41CXBS9fe5s7Yhnom-2rkxnK/view?usp=sharing

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This is a very interesting concept, and I’m curious to learn more about your team. Thank you for sharing the video on Google Drive showing the miner prototype and sample data collected.

While I look into the project in more detail, can you tell us how Harmony’s integration will benefit your customers? Are you looking to exclusively port your MotoDB tokens to Harmony and store telemetry data on the Harmony blockchain?

If you’re on Ethereum, can you tell us how the $200,000 USD will be used? Harmony is EVM compliant, so porting your contracts to Harmony should be relatively straight forward. More information on where the $200K will be allocated would be great!

Finally, can you share with us how far along you are in the manufacturing, testing, and customer acquisition process for the MotoDB miner?

Thanks again and we’re looking forward to discussing this in more detail!

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The MOTODB Protocol has Kushagra Shrivastava, VP, Strategic Initiatives, FalconX as an Advisor to the project. We are also partnered with FalconX to be our Global token market-maker.

We are a team of 2 Masters in Tech. (M.Tech.) Engineers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and 1 MBA from INSEAD, France. Our backgrounds are in IoT, Mechanical Engineering, Data Science, Chemical Engineering, Systems Control, sensor integration and software development, GSM-based Communications systems development and Business and Finance.

MOTODB is both a Hardware based Data aggregator protocol, and also has a Mobile Application to access Telematics data (similar to ZenDrive, but with crypto-economic incentives) from Cars and Drivers. The current working prototype has a Basic MOTODB CarMiner device, Data storage on Decentralized cloud and Data summary (trip wise metrics like average & top speed, engine health summary) stored on the Ethereum blockchain.

We are also building more decentralized protocols leveraging Tokenized cars (NFTs) and use of Car Data to reimagine the entire vehicle data ecosystem. Some major Dapps we are working on include Decentralized Car Insurance Protocol and a Used Car Financing Protocol and also building Car/ Vehicle DeFi Derivatives Protocol based on pools of Insurance bonds, etc.

We see huge potential to leverage Car data to build Decentralized Car Pooling Apps, Car DeFi; which is universal and beneficial to anyone across the globe. It is our intent to make Car NFTs open to any blockchain and enable anyone from any ecosystem to use this data for building their own protocols.

The Harmony Protocol is the starting point for us as it allows us to bridge NFTs, Car Data and Car DeFi Securities across multiple chains. We plan to exclusively port our MOTODB tokens to Harmony and also store telemetry data on the Harmony blockchain. We have a dual token system and anyone who wants to access this data would have to burn MOTODB tokens and access Car data through a Data Credits mechanism. We are also leveraging a burn-and-mint mechanism in our tokenomics design.

Our Basic MOTODB CarMiner is ready and we are currently in testing phase with this device. We have a working prototype installed in several Cars in India and the USA and their data including individual trips can be viewed on our Data Explorer. Our first lot of 10,000 MOTODB CarMiner Devices is already in manufacturing phase and we will be testing these devices over the next 2 months. Our pre-orders for the Basic MOTODB CarMiner will start on 15th Jan with a shipping date of 26 Feb 2022. We are also working on the design of an Advanced MOTODB CarMiner which will have advanced Computing capabilities along with Artificial Intelligence capabilities built in. The Advanced MOTODB CarMiner will be ready for shipping by May-2022 and will have the ability to integrate Cameras (Dash Cams, inward and outward facing) and LIDAR/ RADAR sensors, in addition to the OBD device, into the CarMiner.

Our Customer Acquisition process for MOTODB CarMiner is currently through a Partnership agreement that we are in the process of finalizing with the World’s largest Community Driven Car Pooling App, BlaBlaCar. They have 100 million Cars on the road and we are aiming to partner with them to reach their Customer base with our CarMiners. The resultant combination would be the owners of the World’s largest pool of Car Data, along with incentivizing and rewarding Car Drivers and Passengers. We are also focused on organic adoption of our CarMiners through various channels including Direct-to-Consumer and other B2B channels like global Car Dealerships.

Allocation of US$200k:

  • Testing of Basic and Advanced MOTODB CarMiners: US$50k
  • Customer acquisition: US$50k
  • Development and Coding of MOTODB Protocol on Harmony Mainnet: US$50k
  • Hiring of Blockchain Developers in India: US$50k
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I and one of my Co-Founders are in the Bay area, CA currently till this Friday 17 Dec. We can also meet you and show you a live demo of the CarMiner and discuss our progress and next steps in details.

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Thank you greatly for the detail @AtulChatur3. It shows you’ve put a healthy amount of thought and planning into the launching of your project.

That said, I would like to propose a distribution schedule and see if this is something you would be interested in. The goal here is to distribute funds in a staggered and responsible manner while also providing enough that does not impede with your progress.

Check it out and give me your thoughts!

Testing of Basic and Advanced MOTODB CarMiners: US$50k

  • 50% of funds to be distributed immediately.
  • MotoDB team to provide testing results to the community on the original proposal request.
  • 50% of funds to be distributed once test results are shared.

Customer acquisition: US$50k

  • 50% of funds to be distributed immediately.
  • 50% of funds to be distributed on first 10,000 accounts registered/acquired with car data collection confirmed and the mymotodb.com website updated with proper formatting and scaling for desktop and mobile.

Development and Coding of MOTODB Protocol on Harmony Mainnet: US$50k

  • 50% of funds to be distributed immediately.
  • 50% of funds to be distributed on confirmation of launching the app and HRC20 MotoDB token on Harmony mainnet.

Hiring of Blockchain Developers in India: US$50k

  • 50% of funds to be distributed immediately.
  • 25% of funds distributed on Driver App launch
  • 25% of funds distributed on launch of Car Data marketplace
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@AtulChatur3 very interesting proposal. Could you provide perhaps some metrics on the number of people involved in the testing that you’ve carried out in the working prototypes in India and in the USA?

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Thank you for the offer @dpagan-harmony. We are fine with the Distribution schedule proposed by you. We are currently doing the testing of the Basic MOTODB CarMiner in India and will share the full results with the community as soon as we have them (proposed timeline: 4 weeks; Jan 15 2022). Our website is under renovation and relaunch of a completely new website is slated for 15 Jan 2022, including for mobile. We have already started work on the MOTODB Driver App and aim for a launch on 1 Feb 2022. Our work on launching HRC20 MOTODB tokens has also started and we aim to complete that by 30 Jan. Please let us know the procedure and modus operandi for the distribution of the funds.

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Hi @gabby thank you. We have tested the Basic MOTODB CarMiner on 12 Cars in India and 6 Cars in the USA already and are in the process of testing the same on 50 Cars in India and 10 Cars in the USA, results of which should be available by the mid of Jan-22 (we plan to add more Cars with the new Grant money). We have distributed these Cars currently amongst 10 Manufacturers (BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, Tata, Honda, Toyota) and 30 different Car Models. Our aim is the make the testing phase robust and ensure maximum coverage of Car Manufacturers/ Models so that the MOTODB CarMiner works across all models in the market. We are also in the process testing our CarMiners in the EU region as well, and are in our initial phases there.

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Thank you @AtulChatur3.

Just to ensure we’re on the same page, please review the fund distribution schedule once more as I made two modifications. Can you please review and let me know your thoughts once more?

Cheers!

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Yes that works for us @dpagan-harmony. Let us freeze on this offer. We need capital to conduct our various activities as mentioned above and are keen to make fast progress with the #buidl phase on Harmony! We will keep the Community posted with developments/ progress on our side regularly.

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@AtulChatur3 and MotoDB Team - Thank you again and, as discussed, we’re proceed as a Launch grant with the understanding an additional follow-on grant for additional funding can be submitted if the launch is successful. Metrics on this launch will be measured against a combination of the MotoDB car miner and mobile app.

Approved for $50K Launch grant. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing this built out with the first milestone for a Testnet Launch built on Harmony :tada:

“Testnet Launch” means launching a feature-complete product on Harmony Testnet. We define feature complete to include a user interface, connection to a wallet (Metamask, Harmony ONE Chrome Extension, etc.) on Testnet, and can be tested end-to-end by at least 100 users.

Funds will be released upon completing these milestones

$10K after launching a feature-complete product on our testnet
$10K after forming a DAO with 5-out-of-9 multisig with our DAOs
$10K after launching on our mainnet with audit
$10K after 1K daily active users (with launch video, full PR promotion)
$10K after 10k daily active users (with a detailed roadmap, governance process)

Meanwhile, to prepare receiving funds, email your identification documents to kyc@harmony.one and create a Gnosis Safe MultiSig wallet at https://multisig.harmony.one and using instructions below
:arrow_right: Setup Gnosis Safe with MetaMask & 1Wallet

Checkout the Funding FAQ for further info at Harmony Funding FAQ. Join the Harmony Grants Telegram channel to share your story and to gain partnerships there by growing your own ecosystem.

Please join the Harmony Grants Telegram channel and Harmony’s Discord server.

We’d love :blue_heart: to see weekly updates on this thread here, to keep the community posted on this proposal’s progress!

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Hi @AtulChatur3,

Looking forward to hearing more on this project. Can you post recent progress for the community.

Thank You

Hi @cheualx we have been heads down building. MOTODB is planning a global launch by mid of June. We have recently adopted a Mobility NFT first approach, combined with the MOTODB CarMiner device (hardware). In addition to our CarMiner devices, we have 2 other ways of accessing Car Data - one, through the MOTODB Driver App (on Smartphone) and two, through a partnership with SmartCar (we will be soon sharing more news on this). We are launching a Global Alpha Program shortly for our first users, where we will offer our Mobility NFTs to early adopters - these Mobility NFTs will also come bundled with the CarMiner hardware devices. Keep tuned for more updates shortly.

MOTODB is now ROADRUNR. ROADRUNR is a web3, Consumer-facing DApp, with elements of IoT, Blockchain, GameFi and SocialFi elements. Our Interim website is https://www.roadrunr.io/, it is a landing page for now, so please sign up. Our final website will launch June 30. We will also launch our NFT Sale and pre-sale for the ROADRUNR Blade Devices on that day, so please watch out for more information on our website. We are taking a multi-chain approach, with cross-bridging functionality for our NFTs. The ROADRUNR Core Founding team has expertise in Computer Science, AI, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Economics/ Finance and Investments. We are in this for the long haul, and are passionate about building a real-world Crypto-economic system - one that provides makes Driving Safe, Affordable and Sustainable. We have been building for almost a year now, and while we have gone through a few iterations, the objective has been to build value for all our stakeholders. Request to sign-up for updates on our webpage. I will also keep posting updates here on this forum. Any queries, please feel free to reach out to atul@motodb.io

https://twitter.com/roadrunr