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Jaguar, Shell launch first payment system by a car

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Posted / Last update: 15-02-2017

Jaguar drivers can now use their car’s touchscreen to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app.

Rather than using a card at the pump, or queuing in the forecourt shop, owners who install the Shell app can simply drive up to any pump at a Shell service station (initially in the UK and then globally) and use the vehicle’s touchscreen to select how much fuel they require and pay using PayPal or Apple Pay.

“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,” explains Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover's Director of Connected Car and Future Technology.

An electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen, so customers can leave the forecourt confident of having paid. A receipt will also be sent directly from the pump to the driver’s email address so it can be added to accounting or expenses software.

Unlike current phone-based payment methods, Shell and Jaguar Land Rover have created a system that uses geolocation technology and a cloud based pre-payment check with the PayPal or Apple Pay wallet.

The new Shell app is part of a suite of new model year updates for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE.

The Shell app with in-car cashless payments will be available to download from 15 February and will be rolled out to additional markets globally during 2017.

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