DIMO and NATIX: DePIN in the Vehicle World
Decentralized Physical Infrastructure (DePIN) projects are booming. Users are discovering that they can run their own wireless networks, contribute to a decentralized GPU network, or run a mini weather station as part of building out user-owned infrastructure. One hotbed of activity are vehicle projects, and DIMO and NATIX are rolling out a partnership to cross-pollinate these emerging ecosystems.
For a decade or more, onboard computers and cameras in vehicles have been installed by automakers like Tesla, Ford and GM. The processing power and data collection capabilities of these powerful tools have been kept in a walled garden, and drivers have had little to no access to their data. But these cameras and computers, and the platforms that consume this data, don’t have to be owned by automakers alone. Users can play a role in building that infrastructure. That’s how DePIN fits in.
With NATIX, drivers can earn by contributing to a real-time digital twin of the world. With DIMO, users can collect their own vehicle data, access insights and then share that data with providers who offer data-driven maintenance, insurance, and more.
To kick off this collaboration, NATIX users will receive exclusive discounts on DIMO hardware via the offers native in the NATIX app. Similarly, DIMO users will earn an exclusive 20,000 NATIX welcome points in two easy steps. Following the link at DIMO marketplace, downloading the NATIX app and registering will give 10,000 points and another 10,000 points will be issued upon their first drive.
Automotive services, mobility, and mapping are huge industries, and NATIX and DIMO are at the forefront of introducing new technologies that will disrupt them. User participation is key. If you’re interested in expanding the capabilities of your car and participating in building the future, check out our friends at NATIX in the DIMO Marketplace within the DIMO Mobile app.
Learn more about NATIX and how to contribute to building a digital twin of our world.
DIMO is an open-connected-vehicle protocol and network that puts car owners in the digital driver’s seat, giving data back to drivers and helping them earn rewards. DIMO lets users collect their own car data and securely share it with an ecosystem of developers and services. Drivers get insights about their vehicles, contribute data to the open ecosystem where it can be used to build new technology and applications, and earn DIMO rewards for participating.
NATIX Network is an open geospatial Intelligence network enabled by proprietary AI technology and the Internet of Cameras. NATIX’s flagship product “Drive&” uses driver assistant apps (e.g. dashcam and navigation), token incentives, Computer Vision AI, and smartphone cameras to crowdsource real-time data and create a digital twin of our world. The network enables a new era of real-time applications ranging from autonomous driving to smart city services.
Alex Rawitz has spent 10 years in and around startups in the crypto and IoT world, and is always looking to put these technologies to work making people’s lives better. Prior to DIMO, Alex worked with exchanges, defi protocols, and fintechs at Chainalysis. Before that he worked in sales at Servato, an IoT company in the telecom space. He started his career at a startup accelerator, The Idea Village, in New Orleans.