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Accenture and Visa explore the future of IoT-based commerce

Nurdianah Md Nur | March 3, 2015
The consulting and tech firm helps Visa build a connected car proof-of-concept which features on-the-go payment capabilities.

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Visa leverages Accenture's help to combine innovative payment and mobile technologies to create in-car purchase experiences that are secure, convenient and easy. Credit: Visa.

Accenture is working with Visa to explore the future of Internet of Things-based commerce by developing a connected car proof-of-concept.

"With the connected car proof-of-concept, we are integrating some of the latest technologies that will enhance on-the-go payments," said Bill Gajda, senior vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa Inc.

A demo simulating this use case was showcased by Visa at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The demo showed the scenario of customers ordering food from the car while on-the-go using cellular connectivity, as well as Bluetooth technology and beacons to offer an enhanced user experience.

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Dashboard of a car showing the user ordering food on-the-go. Credit: Visa

Accenture developed the applications, integrated several technologies for extracting information from the car, and built the technical foundation for machine-to-machine commerce based on secure and seamless payment transactions.

"We are pleased to team with Visa to explore the future of Internet of Things-based commerce by building the connected car commerce proof-of-concept," said Anand Swaminathan, global growth and strategy lead for Accenture Digital. "Visa has great vision in this space and continues to innovate and explore new ways to make purchases more convenient for consumers, setting the bar even higher in terms of friction-less payment transactions."


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