Honda and Visa have joined hands to demo in-vehicle payments with Gilbarco and IPS Group at this year’s CES.
The demonstrations will be done with fuel pumps from Gilbarco Veeder-Root and smart parking meters from IPS Group.
Developed by the Honda Developer Studio, the fuel and parking proof-of-concepts offer a quick and seamless in-vehicle payment solution, delivered through smartphone integrations. Honda and Visa first joined forces last year and they are now joined by Gilbarco Veeder-Root and IPS Group, Inc. in collaborating in the effort to transform the way consumers make in-vehicle payments for every day services such as gasoline and public parking.
In-vehicle payment at the pump is a secure and convenient experience. Once the car is parked next to a pump, drivers are notified that they can pay from their car. The driver selects the amount of gas they would like to fill up and the cost to fill it up is automatically calculated by the app.
Drivers are notified that they can pay for fuel or parking when they are near a smart parking meter or fuel pump. Depending on the services, the purchase amount is displayed in the dashboard and drivers confirm payment with the touch of a button. Honda is currently in discussion with a number of other companies that will continue to help ease the various innovative payment processes of other car-based transactions.
IPS Group is a Smart Parking specialist best known as the developer of the patented IPS credit card-enabled, solar-powered smart parking meters seen on public streets in hundreds of cities throughout North America and Europe.
Honda, Visa and IPS Group have partnered to make locating and paying for parking fast and easy, so that drivers will never have to scramble for change or even exit the vehicle to pay for parking at a meter.
The process begins when the driver is notified of available smart parking. The driver then simply selects the time increment needed and pays for parking, and the meter displays the time purchased. Drivers will also be able to add additional time to the meter from the convenience of their mobile phone.
Gilbarco-Veeder-Root has also joined the partnership to enable drivers to pay for fuel from their vehicle, making the experience more secure and convenient while also creating opportunities for retailers to reach consumers in new ways to drive enhanced consumer loyalty and sales.
Once the car is parked next to a pump, drivers are notified that they can pay from their car. The driver selects the amount of gas they would like to fill up and the cost to fill it up is automatically calculated by the app. Focusing on security and convenience, this refueling concept is easy-to-use.
The goal of Honda’s partnership with the Visa, Gilbarco Veeder-Root and IPS Group is to create an innovative in-vehicle experience focusing on making daily life more efficient and comfortable for customers.
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