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DriveNow, a partnership between BMW and Sixt, has teamed up with MasterCard to offer contactless credit cards for its users to pay for, unlock and operate its car-sharing vehicles, according to a report by PYMNTS.com.
The new contactless credit cards means that DriveNow users won’t need an ID card or the app once they get to the car-sharing vehicle, says the report. To unlock the vehicle, a user can hold the contactless card up to a sensor on the windshield. The account associated with the card will then be billed for each trip.
The DriveNow, MasterCard partnership was announced during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, but a launch date has not been set for the program, according to the report.
Currently, DriveNow is available in five cities in Germany (Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Hamburg), Vienna, London and San Francisco.
Click here to view the full PYMNTS report: http://www.pymnts.com/news/2015/bmw-teams-with-mastercard-for-car-sharing-card/#.VLaXamTF8i5