BMW, SAP Drive Research on Connected Car Services

BMW, SAP Drive Research on Connected Car Services

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 8:05am

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Ask a city official or administrator to name one of the most promising smart city applications, and invariably they will point to intelligent parking services that help reduce traffic while creating new revenue streams for the municipality.

The green benefits of smarter driving may be more difficult to quantify precisely, but they could be just as compelling.

By adding advanced wireless capabilities, location services and the power of cloud-delivered Big Data applications to its vehicles, for example, Ford is driving cost-effective first responder and telemedicine solutions into underserved communities. What's more, these connected car technologies will be critical for encouraging more widespread adoption of electric vehicles, as well as for enabling semi-autonomous vehicles that boost fuel-efficiency services without requiring driver intervention.

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