Mercedes-Benz customers in Germany can now make payments via an in-car fingerprint sensor. With the new digital payment system Mercedes pay+, it is no longer necessary to type in a PIN or use a device such as a smartphone to authorize payments. The first Mercedes models with fingerprint sensors are the EQS and EQE series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, C-Class and the new GLC. Mercedes-Benz is the first vehicle manufacturer to use Visa’s Delegated Authentication and Cloud Token Framework technology for in-car payments.
Visa’s payment system encrypts sensitive payment data, providing an extra layer of security. Drivers get a more convenient and enjoyable experience by using the in-car payment system for digital services. Using the fingerprint sensor, owners can also pay for hardware and software updates from the Mercedes me Store. In-car fingerprint payments will be extended to other services such as fueling and charging. According to Juniper Research, in-car payments are expected to exceed 4.7 billion transactions worldwide by 2026.