The Android Auto Upgrade lets you pay for gasoline … if you can come across one

The Android Auto Upgrade lets you pay for gasoline ... if you can come across one

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    The process seems incredibly simple – when you’re ready to pay all you have to do is use the Google Assistant command like “Hey, Google, pay for gas”. This initiates the transaction and lets you complete the process. Android Auto will require you to select the pump number, and, as long as Google Pay is already set up on your phone, the entire process shouldn’t take more than a few seconds.

  • The most recent Android Auto update will add support for petrol payments – allowing you to pull up to the petrol pump and make the payment from the comfort of your car’s cabin. Google rolls out a big update for Google Maps Driving Mode before Android Auto officially retires Android Auto finally rolls out an essential new user feature. The entire system is powered by Google Pay and will work with either Android Auto or your Android phone.

Now, of course, this feature won’t be available globally. Google is trialling it in the United States for now, while us Brits will still have to pay outside of our cars like chumps. The service will also only be offered at a select number of participating petrol stations, with Google saying it expects the Android Auto payment system to be available at 32,500 locations, including Exxon Mobil, Conoco, Phillips 66, and 76.

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that’s cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He’s been a part of T3 for over six years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he’s not decorating his new home, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or making sure his Instagram account looks perfect.

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