Connected cars require real-time signaling for effective dispatch and tracking. However, vehicles constantly change networks and cell towers, lose connectivity, and drop dedicated network connections. We at PubNub wanted to make this real-time signaling easy, so we’re pleased to announce the release of our Connected Car Solution Kit.
It provides the key building blocks for you to deliver scalable, real-time transportation management and dispatch applications, including
PubNub is ready for just about anything the road throws at it: tunnels, canyons, bad weather, dropped network connections. How? PubNub automatically detects and re-establishes dropped connections, with all messages tracked and time-stamped to the nearest nanosecond to ensure that each vehicle receives missed messages upon reconnection.
Here’s what else the solution kit offers:
PubNub is already used by many transportation applications, including GetTaxi’s global taxi dispatch solution which uses PubNub to differentiate their offering: “Following our launch in NY, we’ve had many comments on the strength and reliability of the technology behind GetTaxi when compared to other consumer dispatch apps,” said Shahar Waiser, founder and CEO of GetTaxi. “Much of that strength can be attributed to the partnership we have with PubNub and their real-time data streams, storage, reliability and security infrastructure features.”
At VentureBeat’s DevBeat conference earlier this year, PubNub took home gold at the Ford Motor Co.’s Makeathon. PubNub’s Geremy Cohen built a real-time dispatch app on PubNub and Ford AppLink, providing real-time location tracking and notification via mobile phone to a car’s dashboard. The app is plugged into the dashboard of the car, and the driver can easily accept/reject the ride using the buttons on their steering wheel. Geremy specifically used PubNub to manage the distribution of data from customers to taxi drivers.