Automotive News This Month

Automotive News This Month

From’s – Jim Davis, Director of the Automotive Business Unit at SAP

The New Auto Industry: Change And Innovation For A Sustainable World

There is a story many like to tell about human ingenuity – or rather, its limits. It goes something like this. In the late 1800s, larger cities around the world were drowning in horse manure thanks to the widespread usage of horse-drawn carriages.

According to Historic UK, in London alone there were 11,000 cabs each needing a horse, not to count the horse-drawn busses that required 12 horses each. And, each horse produced 15 to 35 pounds of manure per day.

The problem was worse in New York, where there were 100,000 horses producing 2.5 million pounds of manure a day.