Ottawa-based Solace announced that Daimler has selected the company to provide the technology that powers their “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 the only technology 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.”