‘Hey you, get off my cloud’-sings Mick Jagger, but allow us to paraphrase the Rolling Stones: “Get on our Cloud!”

Day by day we try to contribute to the spread of environmentally friendly technologies in relation to mobility, as in the case of youMove, we invest in high-quality media by focusing on energy produced from renewable sources, but today TMR wants to take you for a ride on its own cloud.

What would be the best way to introduce our system of optimized and scalable architectures? We talked about this with Alex Casalboni, in the June 6 episode of AWS Podcast in Italian, seeking to understand what technological challenges a digital smart mobility product faces and what architectural patterns e cloud services can enable a system that can cope with unexpected spikes and interact with more than 16,000 moving vehicles.

The Amazon Web Services podcast is a podcast for developers and information technology connoisseurs looking for news, stories and insights on topics such as web development, automation, data analytics, networking and more. Guest during the ninety-sixth episode Pietro Terranova, Head of Software at TMR, to talk about how we designed and implemented the youMove platform in serverless mode.

“At TMR we have been using AWS since 2014. As a developer I initially had a curiosity to try a set of cloud services. After a few technical trials I liked the business model, which definitely pushed me to move production workloads. No longer having to think about upgrading systems has allowed us to focus better on development.”

It is the power of the API, Application Programming Interface, of our software system that is the focus of TMR‘s activity. Confronting the market and the increasing needs of our stakeholders, which required integration possibilities, we thought of youMove as a MaaS-compliant fleet management platform, through the integration of sharing services of multiple types of vehicles. As such, we are testing its effectiveness as an application to support mobility management.

“The AWS business model ,” added Pietro Terranova, “helped us design a service that would scale on its own from both a business and infrastructure perspective. In fact, the challenge inherent in processing telemetry data for each vehicle is related to the difficulty of predicting how much and how such a large number will shift over time. Our design, based on pricing metrics, has enabled us to maximize the profitability of services through an overview that rewards both flexibility and optimization.”

In TMR there are still several avenues to go, solutions that we need to design and develop. We increasingly feel the need to increase the set of services, as well as the number of artificial intelligence modules, to enable our systems to better react to user input, with more massive use of machine learning. This is an ambitious project designed to put technological research at the service not only of users, but of our planet.

Sooner or later we will also take you to a cloud, but for now we are keeping our feet on the ground.

If you want to learn more, about how we use Lambda/API Gateway, DynamoDB, IoT Core, listen to the podcast on: