Daimler selects Solace as messaging foundation of strategic connected car initiative
Solace announced that Daimler has selected it to provide the technology that powers its "Mercedes me" app and associated services by streaming information between their vehicles and back-end applications. Daimler decided to use MQTT for communications to and from vehicles and needed a technology that could handle the sophisticated routing required at massive scale. Daimler chose Solace's message broker to power MQTT and other communications because it is capable of not just collecting information from tens of millions of vehicles but sending vehicle-specific alerts and instructions to specific cars or groups of vehicles.
"We are excited that Daimler has selected Solace to help them extend their competitive advantage in the connected car space to seize the once-in-a-generation opportunity it represents," said Les Rechan, CEO of Solace. "The ability to partner with one of the world's best companies as they revolutionize something as far-reaching as what it means to drive a car is truly a watershed moment in the growth of our company."
Daimler is rolling out connected car services that leverage Solace's technology in the middle of 2018.
Solace claims to be the only unified message broker that supports publish/subscribe, queueing, request/reply, and streaming using open APIs and protocols across hybrid cloud and IoT environments. The company's smart data movement technologies route information between applications, devices, and people across clouds.