Cerence has officially added P97 Networks to its Cerence Pay partner program. P97’s mobile commerce platform will be fully integrated with the Cerence Pay platform as a result, which will in turn make it much easier for drivers to pay for gas and other goods while on the go.
In that regard, P97 offers support for most of the major fuel brands in the United States, and its services are already available at more than 30 percent of the retail gas stations in the country. The arrangement with Cerence will simply allow drivers to access those services through their vehicle’s infotainment system. More specifically, drivers will be able to use their voice to announce that they intend to purchase gas, and can then authorize that payment biometrically using the car’s face and voice recognition features.
Drivers can also use the platform to look up nearby gas stations (and research their prices and amenities) before plugging one into the navigation system. They can then pay for a car wash or order curbside pickup items from the gas station convenience store if they so desire.
“Voice-powered payments are becoming an increasingly critical element of today’s mobility experience,” said P97 Innovation SVP David Nichamoff. “We are proud to partner with Cerence to bring our gas station commerce services to Cerence Pay.”
“The Cerence Pay partner ecosystem is integral to our delivery of a flexible platform that enables OEMs to create unique branded experiences that meet the needs of their drivers,” added Cerence VP and Apps GM Nils Lenke. “With the addition of P97 to our partner roster, we are further expanding the capabilities of Cerence Pay and the automotive assistant with extensive reach to fueling sites across the US.”
Cerence introduced Cerence Pay back in July. Visa, Parkopedia, and Arrive were all part of the payment ecosystem at launch, with the latter two companies serving as providers of paid parking services. The company has since backed up its cybersecurity posture with ISO 27001 certification, and integrated the Cerence Pay platform with the Xevo Market.