SEAT joins the Alastria infrastructure

SEAT looks to implement blockchain into its production line

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SEAT has recently joined the Alastria infrastructure, the first semi-public multisectorial consortium which aims to provide a venue for digital cooperation in an independent, neutral network where blockchain technology-based products and services are developed. This new move makes SEAT the first car manufacturer to join the network, which has over 70 major businesses and institutions. The aim of this move is to further progress the development of blockchain technology, and encourage synergies with other participating companies.

Blockchain technology has been around since 2009 and represents an evolution with respect to the networked communications we know today. Accessibility to information which is instantaneous can often lead to unreliable data, therefore the aim of this technology is to generate an exchange of goods and services without the need to include third parties, enhancing procedural security.

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SEAT President Luca de Meo pointed out that “we are the first carmaker to join this ecosystem which comprises the country’s major companies. We are convinced of the importance that blockchain technology will have in the future, and for this reason we want to be involved from the outset.”

Clearly then, SEAT’s president is eager to implement the new network into the various areas of the business. Production is said to be the first department to reinforce the development of this technology, however SEAT also wants to put blockchain solutions to work in finance where tests of new initiatives will be used to improve standard procedures. SEAT is now developing and implementing digital solutions aimed at car production that will enable it to be more efficient, flexible, agile and digital.