Reports and coverage MENA

Smart city solutions the key aspect of SAP’s strategy in MENA

SAP had a strong presence at Mobile World Congress this year, featuring a connected car demo, a connected stadium demo, and an announced collaboration with Apple to deliver the expanded SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS. In addition, SAP named its new Head of Telco for the MENA region, Mr. Bulent Unsal, who said the Middle East and North Africa is an important region for the company where it has formed partnerships with local telcos to implement smart city solutions.

TRA and ITU host forum on managing Data in a 'Smart City'

Dubai's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has hosted the world's first ever forum on Data Management. The event was a joint collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) who hosted the inaugural forum under the slogan of 'Transforming data into value, expanding the IoT potential with a special focus on Smart Cities'. The forum welcomed participation from a wide group of experts and decision-makers from around the world, as well as many UAE government entities and private sector companies.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Ericsson sign agreement for smart city consulting

Having transformed Istanbul into a 'city brand', Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has signed a cooperation agreement for a smart city consultancy project with Ericsson. Under the umbrella of the Istanbul Informatics and Smart City Technologies (ISBAK AŞ) company, the IMM and Ericsson will work together to achieve Istanbul's smart city vision and 2024 targets.

Mobileye agrees deal with BMW to collect map data for self-driving cars

German car manufacturer BMW has reiterated its desire to invest in the development and production of self-driving vehicles by agreeing a deal with Mobileye. Mobileye is an organization that develops vision-based advanced driver assistance systems which provide warnings for collision prevention and mitigation.

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