Germany-based business software major SAP announced an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to drive the co-innovation of new technology for Mercedes EQ Formula E team.
The Mercedes EQ Formula E team will debut on the circuit in the 2019 season. Formula E is an auto racing class for electric-powered cars.
SAP, as the business performance partner, will offer back-office solutions and innovations for the racing team based on SAP technology to support the Mercedes EQ Formula E team.
SAP and Mercedes EQ engineers will use the SAP HANA business data platform to develop technology solutions to help the team analyze data and monitor performance.
The engineers will use additional features and functions provided by SAP Cloud Platform and SAP Leonardo technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), predictive, and machine learning capabilities during the co-innovation process.
“We aim for 20 percent electric cars in SAP’s car fleet by 2020 and to drive innovative IT solutions connected to e-mobility,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products & Innovation, SAP.