Automotive AI specialist Cerence Inc. has announced yet another new addition to its Cerence Pay partner program, this time in the form of the integration of fuel payment platform CarPay-Diem.
The new partnership will allow drivers to use the Cerence Pay contactless voice-powered AI solution to make purchases such as gas, food, and parking through CarPay-Diem retail partners. CarPay-Diem is currently live in Benelux and France, though future expansion is planned throughout Europe.
The system works by having drivers select the pump number, authorize the transaction, and fill up their tank using their voice and/or facial recognition authentication via the Cerence Pay system.
“Our service has been originally conceived and daily delivered to provide drivers with the fastest and most reliable payment experience from within the vehicle,” said Alain Tayenne, Co-Founder & COO of CarPay-Diem. “Our commitment is to make it available across 10 European countries in 2022. Complementing Cerence’s ecosystem represents a perfect illustration of our strategy, and a major step forward for CarPay-Diem into the connected car space.”
Earlier this month, Cerence announced a partnership with P97 Networks which saw the integration of the P97 mobile commerce platform with Cerence Pay. With P97 available at 30 percent of gas stations in the US and its support for most of the major fuel brands in the country, this move has the potential to greatly expand the market for the contactless solution.
“Fueling up is one of the most powerful use cases for Cerence Pay, especially as drivers look to minimize their interactions through contactless payment options,” said Nils Lenke, VP & GM of Apps, Cerence. “We’re pleased to bring CarPay-Diem into our partner ecosystem to further simplify the fuel purchasing process with intelligent, conversational AI-powered capabilities that keep drivers safer on the road by minimizing their reliance on smartphones.”