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Re: In-car payment app

From: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:04:27 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKcXiSo3_PG+FsgXYn_hhHpCqMpfA2U=nQuZnrUm4AsE37KfHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Well, given that the current-generation and next-generation cars are
just mobile computers (okay, who-carries-whom gets flipped around: the
device carries us), it seems to me we should expect to see those OEM's
showing up at the W3C Web Payments CG and IG.


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> On 08/08/2014 11:46 AM, Joseph Potvin wrote:
>> http://video.ft.com/3717571049001/Worlds-first-in-car-payment-app/Companies
> Car companies have always seemed a bit misguided to me when it comes to
> non-auto technology (I say this as a gearhead).
> The first in car payment system probably happened the second someone
> carried their WAP mobile phone into their car. :)
> I really don't see cars competing w/ mobile phones when it comes to app
> stores.
> Sure, integration into the car's GPS is great and all, but it's not like
> mobiles don't have GPS too. I just wish the car manufacturers would just
> re-use and extend Android and just run that in the car. It'd be so much
> better as an OS than the stuff they come up with. They wouldn't even
> have to use Google or Apple's app store. Reinvention of the wheel is
> rife in the auto industry, pun intended.
> We've been asked before to look into creating an open app store using
> the Web Payments technology we've incubated here. It's very possible,
> wonder if BMW would want to chat with us about that. :)
> Then again, car companies love silos - they see it as a competitive
> advantage.
> -- manu
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> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: The Marathonic Dawn of Web Payments
> http://manu.sporny.org/2014/dawn-of-web-payments/

Joseph Potvin
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