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CLIENT STORY

Reimaging The Connected Car Experience

Project Overview

When Toyota – one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers – wanted to build a new connected car platform, they chose TechBlocks.  

Toyota needed a new platform to connect real-time car data and was looking for a partner to build a Connected Services Platform to provide real-time connected data and services to embedded IVI inside vehicles, as well as mobile applications. 

Largest Automobile Manufacturers

The Results

Learn How We Delivered Results Beyond Toyota’s Expectations 

1 Million

Events Per Second

Process millions of events per second. Scale to accommodate the growing number of cars on the road every day.

2 Sec

Second or Less Response Time

Highly responsive API platform for connected services.

99.9 %

Guaranteed Uptime

Built on highly available cloud infrastructure with a geo-redundant platform setup.

Their Requirements

The Challenge

Modernize A Complex Legacy Data Ecosystem 

Toyota had a 3-year-old connected services platform that served data and service requests from vehicle AVN and mobile applications. However, there were challenges with their current solution, including:  

Security

The system was designed with very basic security measures.

Talent Acquisition

The system was not designed to serve a large number of vehicles concurrently.

Insights

The system was not designed to receive vehicle sensor and GPS data.

Flexible Engagement Models

The system was not designed to scale to a broader set of vehicle models.

The Solution

An End-To-End Real-Time Data Platform

Based on extensive collaboration and design iteration, we developed an end-to-end Connected Services Platform with new Telematics capability with a design emphasis on scalability, security, and performance that met an extensive list of critical business and safety requirements. 

Automotive

Scalability for Connections

Needed to support 1+ million vehicles connected concurrently.

Customer Support

Scalability to Add New Data Providers

The platform provides POI Search, Place details, traffic, weather, and other value-added services to enhance the driver’s experience.

Information Flow

Responsiveness

The response time to APIs is critical to user experience.

Job seeker

Service Up Time/Availability

Needed to provide a minimum uptime of 99.99%.

Performance Testing

High Security

Security is critical to ensure that the API server is scalable, high-performance, and secure.

Web Development

Backward Compatibility

The platform must ensure the new connected services platform is backward compatible with currently deployed APIs.

Vehicle Telematics And Connected Services Platform

Technology We Used

Elastic Search

Elastic Search

AWS IOT Core

IOT Core

AWS IOT Device Management

Lambda

Device Management

IOT Device Management

Redis

Redis

AWS SQS

SQS

PostgreSQL

nodeJS

NodeJS

C Sharp

Dot Net Core

The Technology

The Connected Car Platform of the Future 

Through the Connected Service Platform, Toyota aims to enhance its vehicle experience and car technology platform and connect with its customers like never before.    

This technology platform powers many Toyota models for the Middle East market and aims to extend them to other regions. 

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