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Hyundai unveils ‘contactless’ car

Friday 28 April 2017, By Autovolo

Hyundai unveils ‘contactless’ car

Hyundai unveils ‘contactless’ car

A specially adapted Hyundai Ioniq is due to give people the opportunity to donate to a charity by tapping their bank card against it.

Embedded with five contactless payment points, the car allows people to instantly contribute to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

People are able to donate £5 or £10 and will be encouraged to have their photo taken inside the car. Every person who gives money will have their picture stuck to the car’s exterior, too.

A ‘totaliser’ will replace the car’s number plates, and will instantly update to show just how much money is being raised. 

The car is due to tour the UK at a number of events between May and November. The launch of the contactless Hyundai Ioniq will take place at King’s Cross station in London on May 22.

Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai UK said: “We are extremely proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK this year as an official partner of Stand Up To Cancer, and we’re helping in the way that we know best - with innovation.”

Rachel Carr, head of Stand Up To Cancer, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to engage and excite supporters and Hyundai has come up trumps with the creation of the world’s first Contactless Car.

“It’s an exciting partnership that brings a fun and simple way of donating to the masses.”