Honda and Visa Demonstrating In-Vehicle Gas and Parking Payments at 2017 CES
Today Honda announced that it will conduct the first proof-of-concept demonstration of in-vehicle payments with infrastructure parking and fueling partners at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The demonstrations are part of Honda’s ongoing partnership with Visa, and will be done with fuel pumps from Gilbarco Veeder-Root and smart parking meters from IPS Group, Inc. Visitors to CES can see the demonstrations at the show’s Honda booth from January 5th through the 8th.
Developed by the Honda Developer Studio, the fuel and parking proof-of-concepts offer a convenient in-vehicle payment solution that operates through smartphone integrations. Honda and Visa first collaborated on the technology last year, and are now joined by Gilbarco Veeder-Root and IPS Group, Inc. in the effort to transform the way consumers make in-vehicle payments for common purchases like buying gas and paying for parking.
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“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 own car,” said John Moon, the Developer Relations Lead at Honda Developer Studio. “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.”
Drivers are alerted that they can pay for gas or parking when they near a smart parking meter or fuel pump. The price for these services is displayed in the dashboard, and drivers can confirm purchase with the touch of a button. Honda says it is in discussion with several other companies that will continue to help ease the various innovative payment processes of other car-based transactions.
“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,” said Avin Arumugam, senior vice president of Internet of things (IoT), Visa Inc. “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.”
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