Hyundai testing in-car payment system with Xevo
is working on a proof-of-concept in-car payment system with automotive software supplier Xevo. With four initial commercial partners in Chevron, Texaco, Applebee’s and ParkWhiz, a future owner could use the
Digital Wallet to buy gas or food-to-go, or reserve and pay for a parking spot without leaving the vehicle. Perhaps even more important than those three,
, too. The service would be tied to the carmaker’s Blue Link app suite and would store an owner’s payment details to enable transactions.
The carmaker still has big questions to answer about the service, such as whether the digital wallet will be contained within the mobile Blue Link app, or be integrated into the vehicle’s infotainment software. An impending pilot program will determine the best deployment, but that means implementation in consumer vehicles remains awhile away.
Hyundai’s announcement moves it into a space slowly gaining more entrants.
, launched two years ago, contains a digital wallet used for paying for service and parking, and even for keeping up with the car note. Last year,
to provide in-car payments in three
vehicles. This year,
as part of the
, also with Shell.
Hyundai’s digital wallet comes not long after the
carmaker announced another infotainment-based software partner. In April,
, a company that manages a data exchange providing driving data to
companies. The partnership enables a Hyundai driver to share his driving habits and
. The score would be taken into account for usage-based insurance programs offered by companies like Allstate and Progressive.
via Autoblog http://www.autoblog.com
June 11, 2018 at 07:51AM