Automobile giants from across the globe are taking extra efforts to put the best piece of technology in their cars that bring in added customer comfort and convenience. At the CES 2017 Expo in Las Vegas, we have Japanese automobile giant – Honda – who has just demonstrated a proof-of-concept of in-vehicle payments for parking and fuel recharge.
To make this a reality, Honda has collaborated with major companies like the Visa – for fast, secure and electronic payment at the point of destination. Also, the company has joined hands with IPS Group, Inc. for the smart parking meter and Gilbarco Veeder-Root for tie-ups at several fuel pumps. Attendees at the CES 2017 expo, can get the first-hand experience of this feature between January 5th-8th.
The entire framework for this technology has been developed by Honda Developer Studio using smartphone integration. The basic working principle is that – as soon as the customer reaches the point of parking of fuel recharging station, he/she will be instantly notified regarding the payment charges for the service on the car’s dashboard. The customer can make fast and secure payments for the availed service by sitting within the car itself.
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Sharing his views about this new featured technology, John Moon, Developer Relations Lead at Honda Developer Studio says “Payments have evolved from physical plastic cards to a digital, mobile wallet and Honda sees this as an opportunity to bring this technology into the car to pay for services from the comfort of one’s car. Together with Visa’s payment technology expertise and new partners like Gilbarco Veeder-Root and IPS Group, Inc. who are experts in their fields we can create a whole new in-vehicle experience for our customers focused on simplicity and convenience.”
Visa Inc. that witnesses a large number of digital and electronic payments on a daily basis is currently working across 200 to integrate several connected devices for faster and safer in-vehicle mobile payments options. Avin Arumugam, senior vice president, Internet of things (IoT), Visa Inc. upon the success of initial tests with Honda said “Turning the car into a platform for payments offers a nearly endless array of ways for automakers, drivers, merchants and other infrastructure companies to completely transform tasks that are tied to cars in some shape or form. Working with Honda, we both see the huge opportunity this presents for our respective industries, and how we can collectively simplify many daily tasks from the car.”
We expect that Honda to soon bring this pay-by-car technology to its cars for consumer ease and comfort, ahead in 2017.