Indian tech startup Smart Sight Innovation — or SSI — has developed an app designed to improve maintenance and inspection of vehicles.

SSI built the mobile app for an unnamed American client, which specializes in the development of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and blockchain platforms, according to an April 27 announcement. Currently, the app is available on Android devices.

Keeping data in digital lockers

SSI said that the app creates a summary of various issues — like repair work and compliance with inspection criteria — faced by a vehicle. It also sends alerts to vehicle drivers, and takes pictures of parts to provide detailed reports to vehicle owners.

Eventually, the app aims to relieve car drivers and owners from the paperwork associated with vehicle maintenance and inspection.

SSI built the app on the HyperLedger blockchain, with the data saved in formats that comply with relevant state and federal regulations. The firm said:

“As inspection reports are available digitally, vehicle drivers can produce them as and when demanded by law enforcement agencies. Engineers from SSI worked on the android App, as well as the platform website's frontend. The backend uses HyperLedger blockchain technology, while the native android app was developed with Android Studio & Java."

Blockchain in transport — from cars to planes

The transportation sector has long been experimenting with blockchain technology. Most recently, Sony announced that it has successfully developed a new blockchain system for integrating data and services across different forms of transportation — including trains, buses, taxis, car-sharing or on-demand rental bicycles.

Teleport, the logistics division of major airline AirAsia, launched a blockchain-based cargo booking system called Freightchain, earlier in April. The network allows shippers or freight forwarders to book and confirm any of AirAsia’s 247 aircraft to carry cargo.