Automotive

There is an unlimited number of use cases for the CloudBackend Edge Platform as a Service, as it can be used in vehicles, IoT devices, smartphone apps, SaaS and consumer electronics. As an example, its on-premise Micro Cloud can run inside smartphones, Raspberry Pi's, consumer electronics, fridges and automotive telematics boxes. Placing the Micro Cloud in the vehicle telematics or infotainment system solves a lot of problems for the automotive industry.

As the above illustration show it enables gathering and filtering of data, it transforms the vehicle into an edge node that works all over the world, regardless of where the vehicle travels. It provides low latency, always, for all internal systems of the vehicle, from sensors to visual experiences in the vehicle infotainment system and dashboard, it continues to operate and serve even if the network connection temporarily goes down and can then synchronize any changes made on the local Micro Clouds or in the global Edge dbPaaS while being offline. The Edge dbPaaS platform further enables the vehicle to communicate with other vehicles, smart cities, and connected societies in general through an edge node in the vicinity of the vehicle, instead of going all the way to a central public cloud. It also allows the vehicle manufacturer to save costs by filtering and geofencing data. It provides an elegant way to push information to vehicles and safely open up vehicle data for third parties, developer eco-systems, and enable a digital twin. The in-vehicle Micro Cloud can be used by passenger smartphones, tablets, apps running in the infotainment system and more. Even better, when walking outside the vehicle, the CloudBackend Bridgehead will seamlessly switch over access to the global cloud.

We have done a PoC with a leading telematics box manufacturer and another software company working to improve HMI development speed. With the identity and authorization capabilities of the CloudBackend platform, the vehicle became aware of driver and passengers and was able to store driver-related information (including health data) in an account owned by the driver, while being able to access information belonging to any passenger through the infotainment system with zero latency. It also allowed the infotainment system to access passenger data like phone contact lists and music playlists.