Customers in the UK who purchase a DS 3 Connected Chic (the new well-equipped trim-level model offering an attractive and compelling mix of stylish design and modern technological features) throughout September will receive the integrated car key, allowing them to make safe and fast purchases up to the eligible spending limit of £30 at more than 490,000 locations across the UK.
Customers will also be able to track their spending, top up their balance, and take control to block or cancel the contactless payment element using the dedicated bPay app available on iPhone or Android devices.
The bPay payment chip within the car key is available to anyone with a UK-registered Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. Users can conveniently add funds to their digital wallet “on the go” using the mobile app, online through the bPay web portal, or set their account to top-up automatically when their balance falls below a pre-set level.
Safer than carrying cash and just as secure as any credit or debit card, all payments come with the same fraud protection that is applied to contactless cards. If their payment device is lost or stolen, users can remotely shut down their contactless accessory via the bPay mobile app or bPay website.
Mark Blundell, UK marketing director at DS Automobiles UK, said; “At DS we’re always looking at how we can credibly complement our customer’s active lifestyles, where staying connected and being able to easily interact with the world is key. With the combination of connectivity features integrated into DS 3 Connected Chic models, and the ability to make those must-have purchases by using one integrated device – with the DS contactless payment car key, we really feel we have achieved this.”