The Internet of Things, or the network of physical objects (excluding PCs, tablets, smartphones) that contain embedded technology to communicate and interact with internal and/or external environments, is growing rapidly. By 2020 nearly 26 billion devices will be connected via the IoT, and every industry wants a piece of this virtual pie.
This gigantic shift toward hyper-connectivity is triggered by a need to simplify business to satisfy changing customer expectations. Today’s customer demands flexibility, simplicity, choice, convenience, and value, and the automotive industry is already innovating to meet this need. Shell Global and Volkswagen AG in co-innovation with SAP, recently announced their pilot foundation of a range of connected services including an integrated system for connected fueling.
The new connectivity between Volkswagen vehicles and Shell service stations, running on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and represents the first time SAP, Shell, and Volkswagen are piloting an end-to-end, scalable solution, this innovation is connecting technology and humanity.
The goal is to deliver drivers a hosted cloud-based solution that saves time and can deliver new, exciting customer offers through connected vehicles.
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For more information about the Co-Innovation between SAP, Shell, and Volkswagen read the press release, watch the announcement made at SAP TechEd && d-code Berlin, and watch this short video. Also click hereto learn how the Networked Economy runs SAP.
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