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Contactless Payment Keys

DS Automobiles' DS 3 Connected Chic Key Lets Drivers Pay for Purchases

— September 2, 2017 — Autos
DS Automobiles recently unveiled a new contactless payment device for the DS 3 Connected Chic that also doubles as a car key.

The connected car key supports Barclay's bPay platform, enabling users to add stored value to the contactless payment device that may be used at retailers that offer contactless payment terminals. As it stands, contactless payment terminals are limited to single transactions of £30 purchases, but the bPay wallet allows users to store up to £200, which makes the two-in-one contactless payment key ideal for making small, on-the-go purchases when running errands in one's car.

The innovative contactless key system is set to be exclusively available to customers who order the DS 3 Connected Chic vehicle from DS Automobiles during the month of September.
Trend Themes
1. Contactless Payment Devices - Developing contactless payment devices that can be integrated into everyday objects such as car keys opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the payment industry.
2. Connected Car Technology - Integrating contactless payment capabilities into car keys highlights the potential for connected car technology to enhance convenience and enable seamless transactions.
3. Enhanced Mobile Wallets - The ability to store larger amounts of money on contactless payment devices, such as car keys, showcases the potential for enhanced mobile wallets that offer increased convenience and flexibility.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The integration of contactless payment capabilities into car keys presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the automotive industry to enhance the overall driving experience.
2. Payment Technology - Developing contactless payment devices that can be integrated into everyday objects opens up disruptive innovation opportunities within the payment technology industry to create more convenient and versatile payment solutions.
3. Retail - The integration of contactless payment capabilities in car keys enables retail industry players to explore new ways of enabling seamless and on-the-go transactions for their customers.
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