Feb. 27, 2017—SAP, an application software company, announced a new connected car technology collaboration with Concur Technologies, Hertz and Nokia as part of its SAP Vehicles Network.
The SAP Vehicles Network aims to create an intelligent, automated experience—from car rental to parking and fueling location and payment, to integrated navigation and expense management for business travelers. Built on SAP Cloud Platform, the network enables participating companies to provide mobility services to drivers and passengers. Through the network, member companies can offer secure, convenient services—independent of devices or vehicles—such as parking, fueling and location-based food services, tailored for the business traveler or the individual consumer.
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 fueling through its app in the United States and Europe. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress 2017, which is being held between Feb. 27 and March 2 in Barcelona, Spain.
Concur, Hertz and SAP and other members of the Nokia-founded community 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 personalization of driver settings and entertainment systems, as well as the automatic configuration of in-vehicle communications without Bluetooth pairing, which ensures data privacy for drivers.