Connected car solution providers Parkopedia and ThinxNet have joined forces to improve the refuelling experience for drivers, automakers and fuelling stations across Europe.
The companies’ intelligent connected solutions enable drivers to pay for their fuel directly through their vehicle head unit.
As part of the single API, which powers the ‘pay-at-the-pump’ application of Parkopedia’s payment platform, ThinxNet uses state-of-the-art, cloud-based technology to ensure fuel pump payments can be seamlessly completed from within the vehicle.
Drivers are able to refuel quickly, cheaply and safely, removing the need to leave the vehicle or pay at a kiosk.
ThinxNet’s solution is now available at more than 1400 fuelling stations in Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands, with more to follow in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and the rest of Europe.
Parkopedia’s new multi-domain payment platform is an extension of the company’s existing parking payment solution, which is currently in use by various leading global automakers.
The latest platform will now also include payments for fuelling, as well as other vehicle-centric services, such as Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and tolls via a single sign-on solution, removing the need for drivers to maintain multiple apps and accounts for their on-the-road payment needs.
Hans Puvogel, COO at Parkopedia, said: “We are delighted to partner with ThinxNet, and integrate essential pay-at-the-pump fuelling services for drivers into our recently announced payment platform.”
Sandra Dax, CEO at ThinxNet, added: “The partnership with Parkopedia is a logical next step for us to fulfil our vision of hassle-free, secure and reliable transactions around the car. We are convinced that a seamless in-car experience is a key driver for the adoption of connected services like digital fuelling.”