Jaguar Introduces World’s First Cashless Fuel Payment; Pay-for-Gas App Signals the Future of Connected Cars

(MAMOSA Report) — In a world-first,  Jaguar and Land Rover owners can now pay for their fuel via the touchscreen of their car at Shell service stations. Rather than paying at the pump or queuing to pay in the shop, installing the Shell app via InControl means drivers can simply drive up to any pump at participating Shell service stations, select how much fuel they require and pay with PayPal or Apple Pay on the vehicle’s touchscreen, the world renowned luxury auto manufacturer says.

Android Pay will be added later in 2017. An electronic receipt is displayed once the payment is completed and is sent to the driver’s email address.

The Shell in-car payment app became available for download on Wednesday to Jaguar owners in the UK. It will roll out to other markets (which may include the Middle East) and the U.S. throughout 2017, the company said.

A video (below) from Jaguar Land Rover shows how the app works:

The VIDEO was launched by Jaguar on its YouTube channel (click here) a few days back here.

The app is only available in Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles equipped with its “InControl Apps” feature.

The new 2018 Jaguar F-PACE, XE, and XF models all have this feature. And it can only be used at Shell gas stations, the Fortune magazine reported.

The new app is noteworthy because it showcases what kinds of services automakers can offer in vehicles with wireless Internet connectivity and an in-car infotainment system – specially with the Internet of Things (IoT) coming soon – according to McKinsey, the potential impact of IoT can be an aggregated $11 trillion business opportunity, equivalent to 11%(!) of the world economy over the next ten years.

This app is just the beginning for Jaguar Land Rover. The company says it’s already in talks with other e-commerce companies to develop other cashless payments app that are accessed via the car’s touchscreen. The company is looking a cashless payment apps for parking, tolls, and restaurants, according to Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s director of connected car and future technology.


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