SAP is working with Toyota and VeriFone for gas pump payments directly from cars. Drivers get notified when gas is low, are directed to a gas station that accepts wireless payments and then can get promos from the filling station such as discounts on smart water or other favorites of the drivers. The video claims that personal information will not be stolen. There is a marketplace for geo-location offers for the driver.
SAP aggregates information on a vehicle’s location, route and fuel level as well as points of interest. VeriFone provides point-of-sale (POS) solutions and Toyota ITC provides telematics data.
After being notified of a low gas tank, Toyota ITC telematics system data is used to recommend a gas station location nearby. It uses driver’s preferences. When the car arrives at the gas station and stops at the pump, the driver can authorize payment from their car or app on a smartphone.
Gas stations may also offer discounts, loyalty points and other coupons based on the driver’s profile. When fueling is done, the driver receives an electronic receipt. Drivers can view all previous gas receipts and export them into expense reports.
The system uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), anwireless standard that enables micro-location services. There is a marketplace that allows service providers to give drivers offers when they are nearby via the connected car or connected smartphone.