BlackBerry IVY to Provide Secure Vehicle-Based Payments

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 11, 2021

News

BlackBerry IVY to Provide Secure Vehicle-Based Payments
(Image Courtesy of BlackBerry)

BlackBerry Limited announced a new solution to deliver highly-secure vehicle-based payment capability to unlock a connected car payments market that is projected to reach over €530 billion by 2030 (1).

This vehicle-based payment solution is designed to create new opportunities for automakers to offer an array of payment services and develop previously untapped revenue streams. The solution will create a “digital fingerprint” for the vehicle, allowing it to securely connect to a bank’s payment network, validate, and autonomously pay for a wide range of frequently used services, including fuel, tolls, parking, insurance, maintenance, and other “wallet” capabilities. Historically, vehicle-based payment processes have been complex and leverage legacy banking primitives such as physical credit cards or multiple smartphone apps to communicate with each individual merchant and service provider.

BlackBerry is delivering this solution through a partnership with California-based financial technology solution provider Car IQ which leverages BlackBerry IVY’s in-vehicle edge computing and direct access to vehicle sensors. 

“Fleet managers, shared vehicle operators and individual vehicle owners will benefit from greater convenience and secure management of transactions as the next wave of connected vehicle technology integrates more closely with merchant platforms for cashless and cardless payments,” said Lee Colman, Chief Production Officer of global automotive technology analyst firm SBD Automotive. He added, “Undisputable identification of the vehicle and/or driver leveraging seamless vehicle sensor technology at the point of sale underpinned by security creates further efficiencies for the entire fleet value chain.”

1. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200907005082/en/Connected-Car-Payments-Market-to-Reach-Over-%E2%82%AC530-Billion-by-2030

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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