Ingenico partners with NAVYA for first robo-taxi

Source: Ingenico

Ingenico Group, the world leader in seamless payment has partnered with NAVYA, the pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market, to integrate a connected screen enabling payments for a range of services on board the Autonom Cab, the first robo-taxi on the market.

The first demonstrator of this connected screen has been presented during the unveiling of Autonom Cab in Paris in November 2017.

As two key trends combine – the adoption of self-driving cars and the rise of the sharing economy – bringing in-car payment seemed a natural focus for Ingenico Labs, the innovation unit of Ingenico Group, already active in IoT payment. Its patented connected screens indeed support contactless payments since 2015. NAVYA chose to integrate an Ingenico 15’’ screen equipped with an NFC reader in its self-driving cab, to offer a variety of services including ride sharing, location-based content, click and collect or coupons. The definite plus for end-users is the convenience of a fluid and smart mobility service.

As a developer and designer of fully autonomous electric vehicles, NAVYA is dedicated to reinventing urban mobility. The company can monetize its vehicles using Ingenico’s embedded screen without a specific expertise in managing payment cards, wallets or multi-currency transactions. NAVYA can rely on Ingenico and its frictionless payment solution – comprised of hardware, a screen interface and a management platform for the smart distribution of services and content.

Nicolas de Crémiers, NAVYA CMO, commented: ‘We are glad to demonstrate with Ingenico Labs what will be the very close future of mobility. Autonom Cabs will allow passengers to maximize the time spent on board and create a new experience through personalized, connected and effective services.’

Michel Léger, EVP Innovation at Ingenico Group, commented: We are delighted to play a role in enriching user experience on board the NAVYA Autonom Cab. Our connected screens illustrate Ingenico’s capacity to anticipate trends, identify future use cases and build innovative partnerships. Payment in IoT has been a focus of Ingenico Labs since its inception. It is part of a natural evolution of the purchasing journey, in which, since payment is everywhere, conversion can occur wherever there is an interaction between a consumer and a brand.’

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