Jaguar and Shell have teamed up to launch the world's first in-car fuel payment system.
This new update brings a whole new way of paying for your fuel. Long gone are the days of queuing up at the petrol station to pay for your fuel, well, that's if you own a Jaguar. Jaguar Land Rover has announced 2017 Jaguar XE's, XF's and F-PACE's will feature new functionality, allowing users to use their in-car touch screen to pay for fuel, along with prospecting future updates that will make life on the road that little bit easier.
The new system was launched yesterday in the UK, but is set to be rolled out in different countries over the next few months.
This new update is just one of several, more efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines will be added along with some convenience features such as boot opening technology where users can sweep their foot under the rear of the car to open the boot.
The in-car fuel payment service will only be available at Shell stations, but users can use PayPal, Apple Pay and later in 2017 Android Pay. Once the payment has been made an electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen and via email so customers can sort out their expenses at a later date.
In a world where cash is no longer king, customers are increasingly using electronic payments and contactless cards. Making a payment directly from a car’s touchscreen will make refuelling quicker and easier. With this new system you can choose any pump on the forecourt and pay for the fuel even if you’ve forgotten your wallet or can’t find your credit or debit card. You will save time because there’s no more queuing to pay in a shop, and for drivers with children, it won’t be necessary to wake them up, or unstrap them from their seats to take them into the shop. Expenses and tax returns will also be made much simpler, with no receipts to lose as these will all be sent electronically.
Said Peter Virk, Director of Connected Car and Future Technology.
There are current phone-based methods out there, but Shell and Jaguar Land Rover have create a more simple and more secure customer experience. The system also utilizes geolocation technology which will be able to update drivers of the nearest Shell station.