Gartner recently predicted that there will be more than 250 million “connected vehicles” on the road by 2020.
Yes, this includes internet connectivity to the vehicle for entertainment or to create a rolling mobile hotspot, but what will be really transformative is the car-specific data that will be moving between the vehicles and their stakeholders in real time:
The operational scale of these connected car networks will be staggering. If those 250 million vehicles are generating or consuming thousands of updates daily, that will be hundreds of trillions of messages a year that need to be routed to and from vehicles and to a broad range of additional endpoints.
Solace is currently working with a number of players in the connected car ecosystem to help build a scalable foundation for this type of information flow between the various stakeholders listed above. It will be exciting to see it unfold over the coming years.