SAP teams up with SEAT and Samsung on “connected car” of the future

SEAT, Samsung Electronics and SAP SE announced a new alliance at Mobile World Congress this week  to develop future projects for the connected car.

Samsung and SEAT have already collaborated on technology solutions that are now deployed in some SEAT models, but the inclusion of SAP opens the possibility for other Internet of Things applications.

“Delivering a scalable and global Internet of Things solution for the urban parking challenge requires collaboration from market innovators such as SEAT, Samsung and SAP,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, products and innovation, SAP SE.

“By leveraging standard integration through SAP Vehicles Network (SVN) and SAP HANA Cloud Platform for the Internet of Things, SEAT has access to a global parking inventory of connected ‘on-street’ and ‘off-street’ parking, whereby user can secure payments via Samsung Pay and enjoy more seamless integration with numerous parking backend systems. Together, we are working to enable a simple urban parking user experience while laying the foundation for additional vehicle centric services.”

Dr Injong Rhee, executive vice-president and head of R&D, software and services, mobile communications business, Samsung, said, “Samsung’s partnership with SEAT and SAP signals our commitment to developing innovation solutions for the next level of the connected car. Samsung is focused on bridging the gap between the consumer electronics and automotive industry by bringing the latest cutting-edge mobile technology to the driving experience.”

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