Kiwi motorists could be close to paying for petrol from a touchscreen in the car, with the introduction of a new in-car payment app by Jaguar.
The app, developed by the British car maker, will allow drivers to purchase fuel and receive a receipt directly into their accounting software from inside their own car.
Jaguar’s general manager NZ, Steve Kenchington, says the integrated app will bring a whole new level of efficiency to an everyday, essential task that most people undergo.
“With this new technology will come a more streamlined fuel purchase process and greater convenience for the driver,” says Kenchington.
“Car owners will no longer have to queue to make payments, unbuckle young children from safety constraints, brave bad weather, or even remember to bring their wallets as all payment details are secured stored in the app.”
At the same time, the app eliminates paper receipts in the management process with GST receipts being electronically added to the driver’s accounting software.
Kenchington says the new tech is just the start of future plans to create a wide range of cashless tech innovations from Jaguar Land Rover. Some of these will include in-car purchasing for paid parking and even drive through restaurants.
According to Jaguar, this exciting new technology will be introduced for New Zealand Jaguar vehicle owners from 2018 onwards and will be available at certain service stations across New Zealand.
Different to current phone-based payment methods, Jaguar’s app will use geolocation technology and a cloud based pre-payment check with either PayPal or Apple Pay wallet.
The payment app is just one of many 2018 updates to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XF and XE models with the goal of making customers’ lives more simple and smooth day to day. The updates will eventually be made available for all Jaguar and Range Rover vehicle owners.
Below is a video of how the app works.