In November 2019, I had the pleasure to visit “Motor City” Detroit. I met with several automotive companies, suppliers, startups and cloud providers to discuss use cases and architectures around Apache Kafka. I work with companies related to the German automotive industry for many years. It was great to see the ideas and current status of projects running overseas in the US.
I am really excited about the role of Apache Kafka and its ecosystem in the automotive industry. Kafka became the central nervous system of many applications in various different areas related to automotive industry. Machine Learning also got more and more impact on these use cases.