Pay directly from the car: Mercedes-Benz Mobility integrates the Group's own digital ePayment platform Mercedes pay into numerous applications of the Mercedes-Benz Group. The platform supports, among other things, in-car payments as well as payment processing via app and in the web shop.
Mercedes pay fulfils its role as a competence centre for payment solutions by developing state-of-the-art and innovative payment methods for Mercedes-Benz. The payment platform enables the payment of Mercedes-Benz e-commerce products and services in the Mercedes me webstore, in the Mercedes me app and via the MBUX multimedia system directly from the car. The in-car payment capability can currently be used in more than 30 countries. In order to use the payment function, the driver needs a Mercedes me user account and only needs to store his or her payment data there once.
Mercedes-Benz models with the latest MBUX generation and integrated fingerprint sensor will enable drivers to authenticate a payment by fingerprint from spring 2022. Customers do not need to enter a password or access their mobile phone. Visa's "Delegated Authentication" technology turns the vehicle itself into a payment device that triggers two-factor authentication.
Payments for Mercedes me connect services are processed via Mercedes pay. Customers can purchase these services in the webstore, in the Mercedes me app or via the MBUX multimedia system from Mercedes-Benz. The paid services, such as office functions in the car, can be paid directly from the vehicle and expired services can be extended. Customers can also subsequently pay for services such as navigation, the DAB+ digital radio or smartphone integration via Mercedes pay.
Pay parking fees digitally
Parking is made much more convenient by Mercedes pay. For example, the "on-street" parking process can be started, terminated and paid for via the MBUX system in the car or via the Mercedes me app. At the end of the parking period, the real parking fee is displayed on the MBUX display and the payment is automatically processed via Mercedes pay with the operator. The Mercedes-Benz parking card is also used to digitally record entry and exit at selected multi-story car parks throughout Germany using an RFID chip. This eliminates the often tedious maneuvering to remove the parking ticket as well as the walk to the ticket machine.
Pay for fuel from the car
Users of Mercedes me "Fuel & Pay" can compare fuel prices at over 900 petrol stations in Germany and pay for their fuel filling digitally directly at the petrol pump – without going to the petrol station or paying by card at the self-service machine. Mercedes pay provides an integrated payment solution. This service can be conveniently controlled directly from the vehicle via both the Mercedes me app and the MBUX infotainment system.
The future of payment services
The future of mobility is flexible, digital and networked. Digital services help to integrate the vehicle more closely into our lives. Digital services can only establish themselves if they are based on a modern payment solution. Mercedes pay enables the payment of Mercedes-Benz e-commerce products and services wherever the customer is located. We want to offer our customers not only an exclusive, but also a secure service. Especially when it comes to payments and data, customers want a trustworthy partner.