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DS 3 debuts contactless payment car key

Drivers who’ve forgotten their wallets could turn to their car keys in the future with the debut of new contactless payment technology from DS Automobiles.

The DS contactless payment car key

The DS contactless payment car key

Exclusively available on September orders for the DS 3 in Connected Chic trim, the device uses Barclaycard’s bPay technology, which draws upon Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology to turn the existing DS 3 car key into a payment method.

According to The UK Cards Association, a third of all card transactions are now contactless.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.