Visa is testing connected-car technology that would allow you to buy Pizza Hut food from your car, Visaannounced Mondayat the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
A feature called Interactive Voice Control (IVR) will let you talk to your car to place your order hands-free, while Visa Checkout will let you make your payments with “just a few clicks, integrated into the dash of a connected car,” Visa says.
Beacon technology (Bluetooth LTE) will be used to let Pizza Hut employees know when a customer shows up to get their pizza. Accenture is overseeing the system integration.
The initial focus is on food, but Visa says the technology behind the partnership could be applied to other everyday purchases, like gas and parking.
Visa will be demonstrating the connected car system at MWC this week, and plans to roll out the experiment in Northern California this spring for a three-month test run.