Jaguar and Shell have partnered to allow Jag drivers to pay for fuel with a new cashless payment app, from the comfort of their car, using the vehicle’s touchscreen.
“The Shell app is one of several new enhancements to Jaguar’s F-PACE, XE and XF models. Other updates include the introduction of the latest efficient Ingenium petrol and diesel engines and the addition of convenience features such as gesture technology where the sweep of a foot can open the boot.”
The Shell app will initially be available in the UK before it is rolled out globally (including South Africa). Users can drive up to any pump at a Shell service station and select how much fuel they want and pay for it using PayPal or Apple Pay (Android Pay will be added later in 2017) via the vehicle’s touchscreen.
After payment has gone through, an electronic receipt will be displayed on the touchscreen. 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.
“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,”said Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Connected Car and Future Technology.
Unlike current phone-based payment methods, Shell and Jaguar Land Rover have created a simple but secure customer experience that uses geolocation technology and a cloud based pre-payment check with the Paypal or Apple Pay wallet.
“In 2015 Shell introduced mobile payments at the pump in the UK. Today we are proud to offer the next step in cashless motoring, with Jaguar and Land Rover customers in the UK paying for their fuel using the car’s touchscreen,” said David Bunch, Global Vice President Shell Retail Marketing and Chairman, Shell Brands International. “We look forward to further exciting developments like this across our 43,000 sites around the world soon.”
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 and 2018 – including South Africa.