Nissan to fit contactless payment tags into all cars sold in Brazil
Nissan is to equip all new and used cars in Brazil with contactless payment stickers, enabling drivers to pay for tolls, fuel, car parking and drive-thru meals from behind the steering wheel.
Nissan vehicles equipped with the tags will become available to consumers beginning in late 2019.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, FLEETCOR company Sem Parar is teaming with Nissan on contactless payments in Brazil. The arrangement will see the outfitting of all new Nissan vehicles with Sem Parar Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID tags), providing thousands of drivers with contactless payments capabilities and expanding Sem Parar’s customer base in the region, according to an announcement.
FLEETCOR Brazil President Armando Netto said in the announcement,
“We are honoured to be selected as a partner to Nissan for this innovative agreement that will bring more convenience to thousands of drivers across Brazil.”
“This partnership signals a leap in payments innovation for consumers and we look forward to bringing the benefits of Sem Parar to Nissan customers.”
With the agreement, Sem Parar electronic payment stickers will be factory-installed into all new Nissan vehicles manufactured in Brazil in addition to used vehicles available at Nissan dealerships. With roughly 50,000 new Nissan vehicles manufactured in the country on a yearly basis and an estimated production increase of 50,000-100,000 by 2022, the deal is seen to offer incremental upside to the millions of electronic payment stickers Sem Parar already has in market.
Nissan vehicles that have the Sem Parar tag will become available to consumers starting in late 2019. Customers who chose to activate the Sem Parar-powered feature will have access to convenient contactless payments capabilities at all of the company’s network of merchants across Brazil, including all toll booths across the country, over 1,300 parking lots, 300 drive-thrus and 650 gas stations.
The agreement is Sem Parar’s latest milestone in its aggressive expansion of the application of its RFID technology in Brazil via recent agreements with fast-food chain McDonald’s as well as parking provider Estapar. FLEETCOR’s portfolio of brands help companies automate, secure, digitize and control payments on behalf of their employees as well as suppliers. FLEETCOR serves businesses, partners and merchants in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.