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Web3, Open Mobility Data, and the Digital Infrastructure for Moving Objects (DIMO) story :: with Andy Chatham

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Andy Chatham (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-chatham-a5a45825/) and I talk about Digital Infrastructure for Moving Objects (DIMO, https://dimo.zone/). We discuss the background and story of the project, why giving people an open platform for the mobility data matters, the journey of creating and shipping a hardware product, parallels to the Helium network, keeping OEMs accountable, and the future vision of DIMO to create a positive impact on our world.

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1:35 - Tee-up for the episode; why web3 matters, amazing story with DIMO to dive into.

2:14 - Andy background and story of starting DIMO

7:16 - Port on a car that can send/reveal data. More information about the device that DIMO has built.

10:35 - The future is we’re pumping out all this data, all the time. Web3 helps envision a future where we (the people) can own and monetize our data. A more tangible use-case to keep OEMs accountable.

13:50 - Describe the little black device that people can buy → https://shop.dimo.zone/

15:13 - Screenshare of the web/mobile user interfaces, and more description of the product.

18:23 - Incentives for consumers and incentives for developers

22:14 - Token models: How is DIMO thinking about the different types and models?

25:15 - How can DIMO prove the uniqueness of a vehicle?

28:33 - Value of getting data back in the hands of the people. What is the vision of DIMO? What is DIMO enabling for humanity?

32:46 - Safety, accountability, economic incentives, mobility data in general, a justice issue… other things that Andy would add to why this is valuable.

36:10 - Call to action. How can people get involved and follow up? https://dimo.zone/ //  https://twitter.com/DIMO_Network