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Daimler To Make Car Biometrically Enabled Payments Device Via Visa's Technology

Daimler Mobility said, from spring 2022 onwards, Mercedes-Benz customers in the UK and Germany will be able to make payments using a fingerprint sensor in the car, with other European markets to follow. It is expected to be available in other markets globally at a later stage.

Franz Reiner, CEO, Daimler Mobility, said: "In partnership with Visa, Daimler aims to offer native in-car payments that meets the requirements of two-factor authentication in a secure and user-friendly way."

The global technology partnership will allow purchases to be made directly through the car's head unit, or MBUX. The solution will be used to begin a two-factor authentication.

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