Beginning this year, motorists can simply say “Alexa, pay for gas,” at over eleven-thousand Exxon and Mobil gas stations around the US…
Technology continues to integrate into more and more areas of day-to-day life. Now, one of the most routine and dull chores, filling up vehicles with gas, is about to get even easier.
Amazon has announced it will give its Alexa devices the ability to pay for gas with a simple command.
Alexa ‘Pay for Gas’ Command Soon Supported by 11500 Exxon and Mobil Stations across the US
Starting later in the year, it will be possible to say, “Alexa, pay for gas,” at one of 11,5000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the United States. The command will be supported by Alexa-enabled vehicles, Echo Auto, and other Alexa-enabled mobility devices.
When a customer pulls into a participating Exxon or Mobil station, they only need to speak “Alexa, pay for gas.” Then, the device will confirm the station’s location, along with the pump number. And, the transaction will process through Amazon Pay (the same payment information that’s tied to the customer’s Amazon account).
To ensure it is a secure transaction, Fiserv’s digital commerce technology will help to facilitate the sale by activating the pump and initiating the token generation.
Eric Carmichael, Americas fuels marketing manager at ExxonMobil, wrote in a statement:
“We’re excited to bring new technology and better experiences to the gas station. We build and seek out technology that will wow our consumers, providing both ease of use and security.”