Why SAP Sees an Open Road for 'Connected Cars'

Jul 29, 2014 10:25 AM ET

Original article By Joel Makower on GreenBiz.com

Editor's note: Connected cars will be part of the sustainable mobility track at VERGE SF 2014.

The notion of an Internet of Cars may seem fanciful or futuristic, but it is gaining traction and speed at a surprising rate. And as vehicles of all types become connected — not just to drivers or other vehicles on the road, but to everything from parking spaces to pizza joints — the promise of social and environmental benefits lie not far down the road.

All of which is leading a growing number of companies to find themselves in the transportation business.

Consider SAP, the German enterprise software and software-related services giant. Over the past six months, it has been rolling out a number of pilots and partnerships aimed at becoming a driving force in “connected cars.”

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