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Hyundai, Xevo team up with Chevron, Applebee’s, ParkWhiz for in-car payments

Hyundai and automotive software supplier Xevo are teaming up to offer an in-vehicle payment that will enable customers to refuel, order meal, and pay parking at well-known establishments.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

Presented at TU-Automotive Detroit, the in-car payment system offers customers the ability to find and pay for gas at participating Chevron and Texaco-branded stations, order and pay for Applebee’s® To Go, and find, reserve, and pay for parking with ParkWhiz.

The technology combines Xevo Market platform and Hyundai’s Blue Link technology, which will offer seamless, secure, and convenient in-car commerce experience, according to a company release.

“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,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO, Xevo.

Xevo and Hyundai will also be developing the Hyundai Digital Wallet payment platform, which stores a customer’s payment information and facilitates secure processing.

“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.

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