BMW and SAP join forces to build German auto data alliance

The Business Times | Dec 1, 2020 at 1:00 AM
  • Germany’s biggest industrial and technology firms formed a data-sharing alliance with carmakers as Europe’s biggest economy fights to recover ground lost to US and Chinese competition.
  • The alliance’s data-sharing platform will use the European Gaia-X cloud service and not US or Chinese data hosts like Amazon or Alibaba.
  • Geopolitical tensions and trade wars are making European politicians cautious about domestic champions ceding control of their data to external firms, fearing European companies could lose control of sensitive information about customers or production.