Solace and MobiledgeX announced a partnership designed to help automakers offer hyper-personalized mobility services that enhance safety and convenience for drivers.
Collaborative and intelligent transport networks hinge on the efficient, reliable and real-time distribution of data between cars, other road users, infrastructure and applications. Solace is uniquely qualified to meet that need with its complete event streaming and management platform, Solace PubSub+ Platform. Some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers use PubSub+ to stream events across their enterprise, including Groupe Renault and Groupe PSA.
MobiledgeX’s innovative Edge-Cloud technology leverages 5G connectivity to provide the critical connectivity layer required to establish reliable and real-time vehicle, infrastructure, and mobile device connections. By integrating the sophisticated real-time routing capabilities that PubSub+ offers into the connectivity layer, Solace and MobiledgeX are unlocking the potential to deploy innovative mobility services in and around vehicles.
“Leading automakers are striving to transform their business from selling vehicles to providing hyper-personalized mobility services, and such services hinge on cellular-to-vehicle-to-everything connectivity that is reliable, robust, and responsive with minimal latency,” said Eric Braun, chief commercial officer at MobiledgeX. “Our platform intelligently places and executes workloads so vehicles can be continuously connected via 5G to edge-based services for maximum safety and digitally transformed passenger experiences. Solace’s PubSub+ ensures the immediate and intelligent routing of safety-critical data, alerts and highly customized content.”
Three attributes make the Solace and MobiledgeX joint solution a game-changer for automakers by enabling the aggregation of events across enterprises and ecosystems:
- Predictability (Control over Latency): Automakers can expect end-to-end network latency of fewer than 10 milliseconds, and end-to-end business service latency under 50 milliseconds.
- Seamless Interconnectivity: The joint solution can connect all modes of transportation and other assets across fleets, carriers, borders, agencies, and ecosystems.
- Shared Security Model: Trusted security within and across a global, multi-operator network infrastructure reduces the enterprise’s requirements in a shared responsibility model.
“PubSub+ has proven ability to meet the demand of high-volume connected vehicle initiatives that link tens of millions of vehicles with cloud and on-premises systems. We’re excited to partner with MobiledgeX to accelerate the potential of 5G connectivity for enterprises with their innovative Edge-Cloud platform,” said Paul Fitzpatrick, Solace’s chief business development officer. “We believe our partnership with MobiledgeX can accelerate the value achieved from a new age of mobility services for our customers.”
One example of a safety-critical system that could be deployed using Solace and MobiledgeX is a ‘vulnerable road user warning’ system. The precise location, speed and direction of vehicles approaching an intersection are monitored in real-time – along with pedestrians and cyclists. An analytics engine running on the edge could use these event streams to identify and predict an apparent collision course and send warnings to the drivers, or even commands to the car to stop.
“Non-line-of-sight safety scenarios require real-time collaboration between all traffic participants, including road-side equipment,” says Ricardo Gomez-Ulmke, Solace’s vice president of IoT. “The ability to offer services with millisecond response times, guaranteed by service level agreements, means service providers can guarantee the safety of road users, across borders, 24×7. This gives them the power to re-invent the future of mobility.