The world is changing fast and so is the automotive industry: connectivity and digitalization are top priorities. Car manufacturers need to improve the user experience, find new business models, and improve vehicle efficiency and performance.
IoT technology is already increasing its presence in cars, and many companies are creating connected car services and collecting all sorts of data from the vehicles, mainly for:
– Improved car and ride-sharing services
– ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance) and autonomous driving
– Smart maintenance for increased safety and efficiency
– Improving the comfort of drivers and passengers
– Fleet management and smart tracking
The challenges to overcome are many. One of the issues that Waterstream is solving is the creation of a reliable and scalable end-to-end platform to reliably and securely deliver data between vehicles or sensors and backend services in a data center (on-premise or in the cloud).
Watestream leverages the standard MQTT protocol to overcome some of the limitations of the HTTP protocol, especially for bidirectional communications as needed for smart cars.
It builds on top of Apache Kafka (or Confluent / Confluent Cloud) the de-facto standard for data in motion and real-time data streaming, allowing users to build world-class solutions that are reliable, scalable, and efficient.
We would be more than happy to discuss with you some of your challenges, technical requirements, and explore areas where Waterstream can help you You can contact us with the form below. In the meantime, you can look at our Fleet Management Demo.