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DAV is an Ethereum-based network that aims to develop a global and decentralized structure for the transportation industry. The platform enables the purchase and sale of transport-related services, such as the booking of journeys or deliveries. The currency required for this is the DAV utility token.

Manned rides are already possible (eg. Uber), but without decentralization. Among other things, DAV will offer a comparable service on the Blockchain, without middleman and without charge. But even here, there is no stopping, because the vision goes even further and would like to make possible future transactions with autonomous vehicles — on land, on water or in the air. Controlled by Smart Contracts, for example, autonomous drone deliveries become reality, completely without human intervention.

DAV Network Tokenmetrics

Token, Tokenprice and Presale

Token distribution and Marketcap

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The picture above shows which parties will hold to which part DAV tokens. With just under 40% of investors’ tokens, the distribution can not be described as decentralized. Mitigating circumstances are provided by the 25% that are to be spent on bounties and partnerships and thus are not, positively, under the control of the team.

Particularities

DAV Network project details

Idea

DAV is based on Ethereum, and the DAV token is only usable on the DAV platform. In the future, however, the DAV ecosystem should not only be used to make manned rides or deliveries possible without middlemen, but above all to ensure that autonomous vehicles can interact with the system independently and thus perform services. For example, DAV has already started here and has had a first, autonomous delivery done by a drone. The entire transaction was controlled solely by smart contracts, without human intervention.

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The DAV technology consists of the following 3 components:

· Decentralized Discovery — DAV enables the discovery of the different participants in the network. Vehicles, service providers and customers can locate each other.

· Communication Protocol — Standardized protocols intended to cover different transport scenarios. There are two types that can be distinguished as follows: (1) interaction by smart contracts on the blockchain and (2) direct P2P communication away from the blockchain.

· Trustless Cooperation Tools — Smart Contracts designed to facilitate the exchange of payments and service, without requiring trust in the system.

There are several ways to earn and properly spend tokens, eg by (1) providing their own vehicle for travel and deliveries, (2) offering infrastructure, eg charging stations, (3) offering customized insurance or (4) simply by further developing the platform and incorporating new ideas. The DAV code is open source and would like to actively encourage software developers to participate in the further development.

The above examples make it clear that the DAV token can be used in various ways within its own ecosystem and can perform various functions.

Market and competition

Self-propelling vehicles and drones are already on everyone’s lips, and large companies outside the blockchain, such as Google or Uber, are also trying to keep up with the times and invest heavily in technology. As far as drone deliveries are concerned, Amazon is immediately remembered, and DHL also seems to be making at least some mental advances in the direction of self-driving vehicles and thus starting a discussion for its own supply chain. While these companies can not be considered as direct competitors, if only because DAV offers the great advantage of decentralization, they should at least be kept in mind as indirect competition.

Project development and roadmap

Another highlight is DAV’s already published app — the name is “Missions” — which aims to connect customers and autonomous drones for delivery purposes. An integration with the first drone partner, Copter Express, is already in the works. For more information you can look here.

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Still in the Q3 and Q4 2018 further milestones are to follow, as for example the first autonomous use of a charging station or the first autonomous boat mission.

In general, the roadmap will last until Q3 2019 and will not stop just after the token sale, which is a positive sign and proves that the project is designed at least in the medium term. Even small milestones are clearly visible and are scheduled at regular intervals. This makes it clear how exactly the company wants to achieve its vision.

DAV Network Team

Noam Co pel (Founder & CEO) is no stranger to Isreal’s Blockchain scene. He has been an entrepreneur for 20 years and has built companies such as Metacafe Inc., VidPay and Gold Lock. In 2003, he developed the first smartphone encryption system sold in 50 countries. His knowledge ranges from decentralization and token economics to cryptography and blockchain technology.

Tal Ater (co-founder & CTO) wrote his first code at the age of 8. He uses his spare time to promote open source projects used by companies such as Walmart, SoundCloud, LinkedIn, FourSquare and jQuery. He is also an author at O’Reilly (the title of the work is “Building Progressive Web Apps”), a former R & D director & VP product at Somoto and an expert at the W3C Automotive Working Group.

John Frazer (co-founder & CCO) is the former External Relations Manager of the Ethereum Foundation and former senior member of the Devcon3 team. He has extensive experience in technology, strategic communications and marketing. He completed his MBA at Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada.

Joe Lopardo (co-founder & CMO) has worked for big companies like Google, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP. He is also a founding member of the blockchain company Matrix Mining. He can prove his experience in the industry through his involvement in the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society.

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It is clear that the management team has access to a wealth of experience in blockchain technology. The only exception is the CTO Tal Ater, who has no specialist experience, but is familiar in the transport industry. The skills and knowledge of all participants complement each other perfectly in this team.

DAV Network Consultant

DAV Network ICO — Data

· Symbol: DAV

· ICO start: 11.06.2018

· Token Price: 0.069 USD

· Presale: 50% bonus

· White Paper

· Hard Cap: $ 38,000,000

· Token distribution: 40% for investors

· website

DAV Network ICO Review — Conclusion

If one also considers the already existing hype about self-driving vehicles, drones, etc., it becomes clear that if DAV were to realize the implementation in the coming years, the company still has a lot of growth potential ahead of the general competition in the transport sector through the blockchain technology can settle. The fact that DAV already has an MVP, has completed the Network Launch in May and is testing the first autonomous drone shipments, shows that the team is making every effort to fulfill their vision.

It could be problematic in terms of technology, especially since DAV is built on Ethereum, which is particularly in focus for poor scalability. However, the team has already addressed the criticism in their FAQ and is looking for solutions.

Marko Vidrih @cryptomarks

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