Smart Mobility –

an edge data and synchronization case


Smart mobility concepts depend on reliable and fast data exchange based on Edge Computing.

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Data in Smart Mobility: An Overview

Today, there are many ways to get from A to B – the landscape of smart mobility is expanding – incorporating new ways of using data to help us get around. The fast and effective use of data helps to make mobility of all types cleaner, safer, and more enjoyable.

However the existing paradigm of cloud computing lacks the real time and offline capabilities, to ensure that mobility users have a safe, seamless experience. Edge Computing is a critical tool to curb high cloud costs, improve user experience, ensure real time response rates, and protect personal data amidst increasing regulatory standards.

ObjectBox Empowers Edge Computing in Smart Mobility


Ensure Offline-capability and Reliability

Whenever you are mobile at some point you will not have an Internet connection. Many mobility use cases require offline capability – for example, while on the move, in underground garages, or in remote areas.

ObjectBox enables your applications to always work – not matter if the device is connected to the Internet or not, providing a seamless user experience. At the same time, ObjectBox ensures that data is reliably stored and never lost with ACID compliant transactions, the gold-standard in data management.


Sync Data and Save Costs

While Edge Computing has many benefits, many projects need part of their data in a central location, accessible to the cloud. With ObjectBox Sync, you choose what parts of your data to synchronize and when, keeping cloud costs reasonable as projects scale.

ObjectBox Sync also enables data synchronization directly between devices, facilitating reliable, safe and efficient Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) or Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) data transfer.


Improve Sustainability with Edge Computing

The number of IoT and Mobile devices is growing – imagine if we made use of these devices for storing and processing data, rather than sending all of our data to data centers. Not only does this improve energy efficiency (by reducing the burden on overtaxed data centers), it also produces inherently more sustainable computing architectures, encouraging the use and processing of data, reducing the amount of inoperative data stored in data centers.

Use Cases for Smart Mobility on the Edge

Operation Optimization

The biggest challenge railway providers face today is digitization to increase operational efficiency. Issues like unscheduled downtimes or track repairs are very costly and have a strong impact on customer satisfaction. On top, railway providers constantly need to work on ensuring and improving passenger security. ObjectBox enables railway operators to optimize their operational efficiency and asset management via rapid processing of real time mission critical data, ensuring extremely reliable asset operations and timely decision-making.

  • Mission critical applications
  • High regulatory requirements
  • Availability is highest priority

    Car Tolling

    In Open Road Tolling (ORT), the business model depends on the fast and reliable identification of cars passing through as well as the reliable and fast synchronization of this information to backend systems. ObjectBox’ fast and reliable data storage and synchronization helps to quickly identify car owners on site in real time.

    • Real-time response need
    • Millions of data points
    • Synchronization to ensure all entities are up-to-date


    Car Charging
    Energy Load Management

    Being able to monitor and control energy load management on a local level allows car charging providers to optimize their energy usage. ObjectBox enables this complex computing and synchronization on the edge.

    • Local synchronization of load requirements
    • Real-time response to ever changing variables


    ObjectBox in a Nutshell



    ObjectBox is a high performance data storage solution for IoT and Mobile devices. For the devs: embedded, object-oriented, NoSQL, ACID compliant, <1MB footprint, time series feature, 10x faster than alternatives (see open source benchmarks).


    data sync

    ObjectBox Sync syncs the data you want to sync between edge device and the cloud automatically for you. It’s super efficient, so it saves energy and cloud costs. It is out-of-the-box, so developers save time and can go to market faster.


    why edge computing?

    Edge Computing keeps data local, and makes data storage and processing: sustainable, efficient, real time, offline, and secure. We believe Edge Computing is the future of computing, and we aren’t the only ones.


    Why ObjectBox rocks

    * A fast database = business value, save expense and time
    * Our solutions are super-fast. Seriously. Benchmark us (please)
    * We support all kinds of devices and platforms (details)
    * We’re pretty fun to work with ?
     Reach out and let’s collaborate.

    In Depth: Smart Mobility Edge Computing Case Studies

    This case study looks at how Kapsch and ObjectBox collaborated on a Kapsch Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Edge solution for the railway industry. The project enables railway operators to optimize their operational efficiency and asset management via rapid processing of real time mission critical data.

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    The use of Edge Computing is a perfect fit for modern infrastructure projects. In the context of car tolling, speed, reliable data storage and synchronization are indispensable, resulting in ObjectBox being an effective solution for today’s and future technological advancements.

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