CHEVY TO OFFER A WAY TO PAY FOR GAS FROM INSIDE YOUR CAR
In partnership with Shell, Chevrolet is testing a new feature that allows users to pay for their gas from their in-dash Marketplace Commerce Platform. Users will first need to download the Shell app. Once they open the app, their location can be determined. Next, they tap the “Pay and Save” button on their dash display, after which they will receive a three-digit code to enter at the pump. While it feels like a few extra steps, it will be a nice convenience for those who have forgotten their credit card or don’t want to spend extra time in the elements waiting on their card to clear.
Full article from Yahoo Finance
NEW FABRIC CONDUCTS ELECTRICITY FOR YOUR SMALL DEVICES
A university research team in Sweden has developed a new fabric that converts kinetic energy into electric power. When woven into clothing or accessories, it can create enough microwatt power to allow small personal devices to function. The fabric generates power through movement and could help keep phones, watches and other devices charged as the wearer moves around.
Full article from RDMag
AMAZON DELIVERIES GET A NEW ADDRESS – YOUR TRUNK
Amazon is partnering with Volvo and GM to test a new service that allows packages to be delivered to car trunks. The 37-city test is open to 2015 and newer-year GM and Volvo owners who have active OnStar and Volvo On Call accounts. Participants will need to add their car to the Amazon Key app cloud and have it parked in a defined radius at one of their known addresses (home or work). Once the right person locates the right car at the right time and place, the Volvo On Call cloud will communicate with the Amazon Key cloud to unlock the car. The companies do not plan to charge for this service, rather seeing it as an added convenience/benefit to customers.
Full article from The Verge