Sheeva.AI Partners With Citroën

Virginia-based Sheeva.AI’s payment tech is now being used in vehicles in India.

April 16, 2024

Sheeva.AI announced its in-vehicle payment technology through the SheevaConnect product suite is enabled in the Citroën C3 Aircross SUV AT, a budget-friendly automatic mid-sized SUV, in India. According to the press release, the in-vehicle payments technology will allow owners of the new Citroën C3 Aircross AT to pay for fuel at 32,000 fueling stations across India.

“We’re very excited to see our technology come to life for Citroën drivers in India,” said Evgeny Klochikhin, CEO and founder of Sheeva.AI. “We want to enable a simpler, more secure customer experience for in-vehicle services by using precise vehicle location to activate and authorize payments at the point of service.”

Klochikhin said that other Sheeva.AI use cases, like parking and tolling, are coming soon for Citroën owners.

“While I can’t mention any partners or new use cases until the announcements are public, I’m confident you’ll see more news like this for the US and European markets by the end of the year,” said Klochikhin. “That’s not just automakers but also energy retailers, EV charging networks, parking operators and other service providers.”

With Sheeva.AI technology integrated, users can complete transactions using their preferred UPI provider through the MyCitroën Connect mobile app at SheevaConnect-enabled stations.

Upon arrival, drivers are greeted by attendants who dispense fuel and swiftly scan the QR code on their point-of-sale terminal, granting permission to proceed. Following fueling, drivers can depart with a digital receipt securely processed through the MyCitroën Connect mobile app’s interface.

In November 2023, Sheeva.AI partnered with Visa Acceptance Solutions to launch a tokenization platform for in-vehicle commerce. With the platform, the company said, customers will be able to pay for fueling, EV charging, parking and retail transactions from inside the car.