When the Car Becomes the Card
Payment cards are giving way to mobile payment apps, improving the customer experience. In the car, the process of finding and paying for fuel, food, parking and much more can be linked to navigation and payment apps, resulting in a single, easy experience for the end user. In addition, mobile payment apps also offer added security, given provisioning methods, tokenized card numbers and the elimination of the physical card swipe.
This panel of experts from WEX, Enterprise Fleet Management, Amazon Alexa Auto and Honda Innovations will discuss how these apps are moving beyond the phone to the vehicle’s dash, an evolution that will further streamline the payment process. They will also consider the improved efficiency the connected car world promises and will provide their answers to the key question: How will vehicles and payments get along?
About Jeff Schuchardt
Jeff Schuchardt is the Vice President of Information Technology (IT) for Enterprise Fleet Management, an affiliate of Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest car rental provider in the world. He joined Enterprise as a Management Trainee on the rental side in 1988 after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. Two years later he moved over to Enterprise Fleet Management, where his responsibilities evolved to include IT. Schuchardt was promoted to Assistant Vice President of IT in 1999 and was named Vice President in 2017. Currently overseeing a team of more than 100 employees, Schuchardt has led and been involved with many of Enterprise Fleet Management’s innovative IT efforts and solutions over the years, including the recent rollouts of a new customer website, mobile app and data warehouse.