Today at TU-Automotive Detroit, Hyundai Motor America and Xevo, a leader in software and smart user experiences for the automotive industry, showcased an in-vehicle payment concept that connects popular brands to Hyundai vehicles. With this technology, Hyundai expects to be able to offer customers the ability to:
- Find and pay for gas at participating Chevron- and Texaco-branded stations.
- Order and pay for Applebee’s To Go.
- Find, reserve and pay for parking with ParkWhiz.
Xevo and Hyundai will also be developing the Hyundai Digital Wallet payment platform, which stores a customer’s payment information and facilitates secure processing, for a seamless checkout experience to enable in-car commerce.
“We are always learning and exploring with Blue Link, having worked with technologies like Google Glass, Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Wear OS and Apple Watch,” said Cason Grover, senior group manager, Vehicle Technology Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Usage-based insurance and in-vehicle payment can offer savings and convenience to our customers, and we look forward to offering these services.”
“We are pleased to work with Hyundai on the implementation of Xevo Market and development of the Hyundai Wallet,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO, Xevo. “Combining Xevo’s innovative Market solution and our artificial intelligence, car, cloud and mobile expertise with Hyundai’s Blue Link technology makes it possible for Hyundai to offer consumers a secure, convenient way to connect with their favorite brands and make payments while in the car.”