Jaguar Land Rover partners with IOTA Foundation to integrate Smart Wallets into cars

JLR has partnered with IOTA foundation to integrate Smart Wallet into their cars. The UK drivers will be able to earn IOTA cryptocurrency and make payments on the move using IOTA’s smart wallet technology.

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Owners earn credits by allowing their car to send data like road condition like potholes and traffic congestion to navigation providers and local authorities. These rewards can then be redeemed for coffee, parking fees and pay tolls and so on.

If you own an electric vehicle, you can even use it for charging vehicles.

It is also totally possible to top up your wallet using the typical conventional payment methods.

Keep note that the tech is still in test phase and is being tested on Jaguar F-PACE and Range Rover Velar. So it may take sometime for this technology to become available to everyone.

We really like the fact Jaguar Land Rover has posted about this on their website – not just on their social media handles. Here is a pretty cool video they have posted on the press release.


Russell Vickers, Jaguar Land Rover Software Architect says,

The connected car technologies we are developing will be transformative and truly turn your Jaguar or Land Rover into a third space, in addition to your home or office. In the future an autonomous car could drive itself to a charging station, recharge and pay, while its owner could choose to participate in the sharing economy — earning rewards from sharing useful data such as warning other cars of traffic jams.