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DS is adding contactless payment technology to the key of its 3 Connected Chic model.

Like contactless payment cards, the new key fob will be connected to a user’s bank account and limited to £30 worth of spending per day.

The Connected Chic model it comes with also gets 17in wheels as standard, automatic climate control and satnav.

DS UK boss Mark Blundell 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.”

Jaguar will go one step further with its own cashless payment system that’s set to be added to the E-Pace. The car’s infotainment system can connect and pay for fuel at Shell garages.

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superstevie 1 September 2017

I wouldn't mind this. I have

I wouldn't mind this. I have a Renault Scenic, and the key is already card shaped and sits in my wallet. 

Spanner 1 September 2017

Seems like a good idea.

I quite like the idea of this.