Gone are the days of filling one's gas tank amongst germ-ridden buttons and payment kiosks. Thanks to Ford's recently announced partnership with ExxonMobil, drivers can now pay for their gas quickly, simply and securely without leaving their vehicle. Integrating ExxonMobil’s Speedpass+™ app, customers will be able to make payments with voice commands.
The new collaboration takes a dually sided approach to the innovation, utilizing both Ford SYNC® 3 touch screens and voice commands to make payment authorizations. Simultaneously, users will accrue Plenti loyalty points that can be redeemed at Exxon and Mobil stations.
“ExxonMobil’s use of mobile technology that makes life more convenient for their customers can be easily integrated into Ford vehicles," Dave Hatton, Ford's global manager of mobile applications and emergency services, said. “With SYNC AppLink, the Speedpass+ experience becomes a more seamless part of our customers’ journey.”
See how the app allows a Ford driver to easily fill up their Ford Platinum SUV in the video below:
To further streamline the process, the app uses GPS to detect when it's at a participating Exxon or Mobil station. From there, the driver can use their screen to type in the pump number and process gas payments. On the lookout for a station? The app can also search for and navigate to over 9,000 participating stations.
Ford's partnership with ExxonMobil is only one of many that the Blue Oval has rolled out recently. Talk to our representatives at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to learn more.