Today is 'National Autonomous Vehicles Day'

Recently I was at a trade show / conference in Toronto, and part of the show was a big display by AVIN, the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network.  They had a demo of an autonomous car that you could test 'ride', and it looked very cool.

With the pipe band we travel a lot to some remote areas and after a long hot parade, the last thing we are really liking is a long tired drive home.  I'm so ready to have an autonomous car take the gang and I home.

Apparently, May 31st is "National Autonomous Vehicles Day", which is timed well as BlackBerry's  L-Spark accelerator program in Ottawa has selected Martello (and others) which works on communication tech to ensure these devices (and other IoTs) are in constant contact.  They're having a showcase if you wanted to see what they're doing and how it impacts the future of driverless cars.

Check out the press release below:

Martello Selected for BlackBerry L-SPARK Accelerator Program

Collaboration with BlackBerry seeks to develop next generation network performance management solutions for IoT.

Ottawa (Canada), December 12, 2018 – Martello Technologies Group Inc. (“Martello”) (TSXV: MTLO), a leading provider of network performance management solutions for real-time communications, announced today that it has been selected alongside six other promising Canadian technology companies to participate in the BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program. Spanning more than six months and focused on intensive, one-on-one, training, the accelerator program is designed to bring new products to market using BlackBerry QNX technology.

As part of the new accelerator program, BlackBerry will help Martello research and develop network solutions that deliver high performance services on the increasingly complex networks created by the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Gartner, in its December 2017 report, Forecast: Internet of Things — Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2017, the global IoT market will reach 25.1 billion endpoints by 2021, with total spending on endpoints and services reaching $3.9 trillion in 2021. From autonomous vehicles to smart cities, real-time IoT applications create network complexity, and Martello’s technology can help manage network resources, capacity and performance for these real-time IoT applications.

"Martello has all the necessary ingredients to help optimize the possibilities of the IoT and we're excited to provide training, access to technology, and expertise through the BlackBerry L-SPARK Accelerator Program to further accelerate their growth in the automotive sector,” said Grant Courville, VP, Product Management and Strategy, BlackBerry QNX, BlackBerry.

"Secure delivery of high performance services using the best available networks is critical to the success of IoT,” said John Proctor, President and CEO of Martello. "The BlackBerry L-SPARK Accelerator Program exemplifies the collaborative spirit of the Canadian tech ecosystem, and we look forward to working with BlackBerry to bring simplicity to the increasingly complex network requirements created by IoT."

Martello's proven solutions, already deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, continue to be recognized by industry. In October, the company received the Outstanding Information & Communications Technology Company (ICT) Recognition Award from IEEE, and in September, Martello was recognized with a Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award for NPM (Network Performance Management) and was also ranked as Ottawa's Fastest Growing Company on the Growth 500 list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies. In August 2018, the company received the INTERNET TELEPHONY SD-WAN Product of the Year Award, and in June 2018 Martello debuted on the Branham300 listing of Canada's top ICT companies.

About Martello
Martello's solutions manage and optimize the performance of real-time services on cloud and enterprise networks. Our solutions, which include network performance management software and SD-WAN technology, allow over the top (OTT) service providers and enterprises around the world to deliver better service quality and a reliable user experience. Designed for real-time communications such as voice and video, Martello's solutions detect, identify and address network performance problems BEFORE service quality is impacted. For information, visit: