Solution makes any car smart and transactional by providing drivers with cashless access to on- and off-street parking and connected fuelling stations
SAP has unveiled new technology for connected vehicles that aims to make life easier for drivers and rental car users. SAP Vehicles Network solution, built on SAP cloud platform, enables participating network companies to provide mobility services to drivers and passengers.
The result of an Internet of Things collaboration with Concur Technologies, Hertz and Nokia, the solution “creates an intelligent, automated experience” the German software giant said. This could range from car rental to parking and fuelling location and payment, to integrated navigation and expense management for business travellers.
The new technology, which forms part of its Leonardo IoT portfolio, is being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress this week.
SAP also announced that Mojio, the connected vehicle platform and app provider for Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA, has joined SAP Vehicles Network and will provide parking and fuelling through its app in the US and Europe.
“With leading partners like Hertz and Nokia and new customers like Mojio, SAP is delivering new levels of value for businesses and end consumers based on SAP cloud platform, Leonardo and tight integration with Concur solutions,” said Dr Tanja Rueckert, executive vice president, IoT and digital supply chain, SAP.
SAP Vehicles Network puts the end consumer in the driver’s seat by transforming the vehicle into the ultimate digital wallet and making car rental into a seamless, intelligent experience.”
Concur, Hertz, SAP and other members of Nokia-founded IoT Community, a worldwide ecosystem of companies collaborating on the development of innovative IoT solutions, drove the development of the connected rental car experience.
Nokia provided its intelligent management platform for all connected things (IMPACT) to securely control and manage devices and sensors in the vehicle, including the personalisation of driver settings and entertainment systems, as well as the automatic configuration of in-vehicle communications without Bluetooth paring, which ensures data privacy for drivers.
The IMPACT IoT platform works in conjunction with payment systems in SAP Vehicles Network for parking and fuelling authorisation.
By standardising the business processes, SAP Vehicles Network enables integration and collaboration to facilitate new revenue streams and business opportunities for network members. Through the network, member companies can offer secure, convenient services independent of devices or vehicles such as parking and fuelling.
The solution makes any car smart and transactional by providing drivers with cashless access to on- and off-street parking and connected fueling stations. It minimises unnecessary drive time and fuel expenditure and helps reduce traffic and emissions caused by drivers searching for open spaces, the company claims.
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