January 15, 2016 | Written by: Joachim Fischer
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German automotive corporation Daimler AG knows cars. Whether you’re financing, insuring, managing or servicing a vehicle – Daimler has got you covered. But when the company stumbled upon the bright idea for a new car sharing and mobility service, the motor giant knew it was speeding ahead into a new frontier..
Daimler’s on-demand car sharing service, car2go, instantly became a huge hit with consumers. With no reservation required, customers flocked to find on-the-spot rental rides. The rise in demand quickly highlighted one glaring problem: Outside of searching online, customers had no idea where to locate car2go vehicles.
Daimler car2go CTO and head of product development Helmuth Ritzer said, “We needed a mobile app to actually support users to find the vehicle while they are in the city.“
Confronted with the issue, car2go developed a solution to tie together the car2go vehicles with an app using GPS, the mobile network, and backend technologies into one cohesive application and user experience. The DevOps concept included a continuous delivery pipeline for advanced mobility applications based on automated deployment and infrastructure provisioning. The entire system uses the SoftLayer cloud operated by the IBM Service Center Bucharest.
Through IBM solutions and expertise, car2go was not only able to successfully develop and launch the car-sharing app but has grown to carry the entire service through the app itself.
Learn from DevOps experts at InterConnect
InterConnect, IBM’s premier cloud and mobile conference, takes place February 21-25 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
We’ll be discussing how Daimler’s car2go is a DevOps global cloud service at InterConnect. Tune in to car2go and IBM executes as they discuss the security and architecture that helps to make car2go the leading car-sharing company in the world.
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Joachim Fischer (@JoachimIBM ) is an executive IT architect for IBM Cloud Advisor.