Event-driven architecture technology adds data horsepower to innovative smart car platform

Solace announced that global automotive technology company, Keyloop, has chosen the Solace PubSub+ event-driven architecture to create its cutting-edge In-Car Booking System proof of concept, which connects car drivers, retailers, dealerships and manufacturers across the world.

Keyloop is a leading global provider of software solutions to the auto retail industry, serving approximately 18,000 dealer sites and most automotive manufacturers, in 100 countries. Keyloop’s mission is to create technology that connects and advances the automotive retail industry.

Keyloop’s innovation lab, based in Reading, UK explores emerging areas including digital identity and in-vehicle platforms. One of the prototypes being tested includes an in-car service booking app. This app was designed to connect a driver with service and repair centres in real-time. For example, if a driver is notified of a fault or an upcoming service during a journey, the app would display availability and pricing for required work, allowing the driver to book an appointment quickly and easily at a repair centre of their choice.

Keyloop sought real-time integration capability for transferring telematics data from the car and sharing it with many different dealerships and their technology systems, It chose Solace to power the data movement that serves as the backbone of the prototype.

Keyloop successfully deployed Solace’s event broker technology in April 2021. The company believes Solace’s flexible, cloud-based technology will facilitate future infrastructure benefits, with seamless connectivity allowing additional functionality to be onboarded in the future.

Baljit Bamrah, Innovation Director at Keyloop, commented:

“At Keyloop, we are keen to explore the possibilities for connecting in-vehicle platforms with our systems. Through our work with Solace, we co-created a first-of-its-kind solution, providing a new kind of service booking experience for consumers from within the vehicle, as well as  giving manufacturers greater visibility over car owners maintenance needs.”

Mike Hayward, Account Director at Solace, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Keyloop to the Solace family. The ability to share information and events in real-time with car manufacturers and dealers can enable unique insights that will help to create future efficiencies in all areas of the supply chain and manufacturing process.

“Keyloop’s innovative use of Solace technology coupled with their unrivalled experience and expertise in the automotive industry has created a unique proof of concept that could improve the service booking experience of drivers across the world.”