SAP showcased new technology for connected vehicles in partnership with Concur, Hertz, Nokia and Mojio at the Mobile World Congress.
Aimed at drivers and rental car users, SAP offers Vehicles Network solution, which is built on its cloud platform and part of the company’s Leonardo portfolio and.
The Vehicles Network solution offers services ranging from car rental to parking and fueling location and payment, to integrated navigation and expense management for business travelers.
Concur, Hertz, SAP and other members of the 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 personalization 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 Nokia IMPACT IoT Platform works in conjunction with payment systems in SAP Vehicles Network for parking and fueling authorization to create a seamless and driver-optimized experience.
Hertz, one of the world’s leading rental car companies, is developing new products and services for its next 100 years of meeting customers’ needs. By exploring the use of connected-car technology in collaboration with leading technology and travel players, Hertz is evaluating the opportunity to integrate travel and itinerary planning, along with in-car personalization, through its customer apps as part of an elevated car-rental experience.
With the connected car prototype, business travelers can automate route guidance through Concur TripLink integration with other Concur solutions.
It also provides access to trip reporting capabilities for all travel-related expenses, including parking and fueling transactions.
All in-trip payment transactions can be effortlessly reported in Concur Expense in real time and be ready for the traveler to submit by the time the trip is complete.
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.
Mojio’s cloud integration with Vehicles Network takes the guesswork out of parking, enabling drivers to plan and reserve a parking spot based on calendar events or search, as well as to find and pay for a spot in real time based on the connected vehicle’s location.
A “tap” inside Mojio’s app toggles between personal and business, allowing for automated expense reporting to Concur solutions. Together, Mojio and SAP plan to bring automated parking and fueling services to a growing base of connected drivers around the world.