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Lufthansa Hits the Road

Lufthansa is not just in the skies anymore. Soon, it will taking us on journeys in our cars. The Innovation Lab is developing technology designed for the future of driving.

18 Mar. 2015

Andreas Stozir, Associate Automotive Director at { "href" : "", "vLink" : false, "text" : "Lufthansa Systems", "target" : "", "tracking" : null , "vTrackingFooter" : null } , introduced the Route-n-Fuel app in the Industrial Users Forum at CeBIT on Wednesday. This app will soon deliver huge cost savings for motorists. With the help of predictive technology, it can determine fuel prices for the next seven days. On its own, that's hardly groundbreaking. But what is: the app provides the prices at each gas station coming up along the driver’s route. This informs them exactly where they’re best off filling up. And the differences in price are significant – the average gap between the cheapest and the most expensive gas station is 11 cents.

Huge amounts of data are evaluated to ensure each price prediction is as accurate as possible: value of the dollar, the price of oil, gas station details such as business hours and location, and other key data. In addition, the driver's route can be predicted based on their track log. All this information is necessary in order to process and display the results to the driver in real time – and Lufthansa Systems does it based on SAP HANA. The app systematically employs predictive analytics, machine learning and GPS tracking. Currently only a prototype is available, but Andreas Stozir plans to roll out the solution soon – as an app, and also as an integrated service.

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