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Sprint Taking Its Connected Car Service to the Cloud

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:40am
Ben Munson

Sprint’s Velocity connected car platform is earning an upgrade that will store information in the cloud for use across multiple vehicles and devices.

The new Velocity Service Bus is leveraging IBM’s MessageSight M2M appliance to put a new suite of functions in place and to store driver preferences and diagnostic information in the cloud.

New functions include automatic queuing of maps sent from mobile devices and also several nice tweaks to personalize the vehicle on a driver-to-driver basis. Velocity will access individual driver profiles from the cloud in order to set the right temperature, seat position and radio stations as soon as the car is started.

The new service bus will also provide alternate travel routes based on preferences and traffic data as well as enable car location via a mobile device.

MessageSight, IBM’s new M2M message hub that can handle up to 13 million messages per second, was rolled out earlier this year as part of the company’s Mobile First initiative.

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