Partnerships / Acquisitions

Phillips, Honda Pair On In-Car Gas Payments

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Phillips 66 has announced a partnership with Honda Developer Studio on an in-vehicle fuel payment integration service that enables Honda vehicle owners to reserve a pump and pay for fuel at Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco locations.

“We understand consumers want to fuel up, pay and quickly be on their way,” said John Barbour, manager of payments and card services at Phillips 66, in a press release. “Now consumers can use the Phillips 66 apps in Honda cars to pay for gas at the pump in a fast, friendly and seamless way.”

The feature, which will be accessible through the car’s in-dash infotainment system, will enable drivers to find the nearest Phillips 66, 76 or Conoco station and pay for their gas purchase from their driver seat.

“We know that Honda drivers value convenience, safety and security,” said John Moon, Managing Director Strategic Partnerships, Honda Innovations. “We are excited about this solution as it will provide a fueling experience that meets these expectations head-on.”

Last January, Honda revealed it was partnering with Alibaba Group Holding’s AutoNavi business to create new services for connected cars, including the ability to make reservations, as well as conduct payments with Alipay. It would also allow drivers to pay for gas and parking via Alipay.

For its part, Phillips 66 was able to integrate Mastercard’s Masterpass into its My Phillips 66 App last year, giving its customers the ability to securely and easily pay at the pump within its app. Through the partnership, Masterpass is accepted at more than 6,500 Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 locations in the United States.

“With Masterpass integrated into our Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 apps, consumers will enjoy a simple and secure fueling experience,” said Rod Palmer, general manager, Marketing Services for Phillips 66, at the time. “Masterpass will give our consumers more choice when buying gasoline and goods at Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 branded sites.”

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