SAP AG intends to supply the Chinese government with a SAP HANA-powered management platform that is designed to help the country manage traffic in metropolitan areas.
The software provider and the Chinese High-Way Group plan to collaborate on big data analysis, cloud-based platforms, mobile computing and predictive analytics, SAP said Wednesday.
SAP will pool its domain experience on smart transportation research and technology with that of the Chinese Ministry of Transport on logistics, traffic and transportation.
Gerd Oswald, a member of the Germany-based company’s executive board, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang were set to review cooperative research framework during Keqiang’s visit to Germany.
“Urbanization is one of the biggest challenges for China with more than 400 million people expected to be added to China’s urban population by 2025,” Oswald said.
China invests $648 million in intelligent transportation systems each year, according to SAP.