Tech major IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced Wednesday that Sprint (NYSE: S) is using IBM MobileFirst solutions to deliver a more personalized, responsive connected car experience.
Through new enhancements to the Sprint Velocity connected vehicle platform, cars can be seamlessly integrated with drivers’ mobile devices and customized to their specific in-vehicle infotainment, security and convenience feature preferences.
Sprint Velocity, an end-to-end mobile integration solution developed specifically for auto manufacturers, is a capability that enables automakers around the world to develop and market connected services for cars and passenger trucks.
As part of this collaboration, Sprint becomes the first mobile carrier to use IBM MessageSight, an appliance designed to enable organizations to manage and communicate with the billions of mobile devices and sensors found in systems such as automobiles, traffic management systems, smart buildings and household appliances.
Based on IBM MessageSight, the Sprint Velocity Service Bus is a new communications architecture that lets smartphones, tablets and other devices communicate through the cloud.
This new architecture enhances the Sprint Velocity platform by simplifying and speeding the delivery of connected car services.
The result is increased flexibility for auto manufacturers and an improved driver experience that can anticipate needs and make consumers’ lives easier and more convenient, says IBM.
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