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Fleet FAQ? Fuel Management

Q. When do you foresee us being able to have a mobile wallet in our dashboards?

A.If someone told you 10 years ago you would be able to pay for things with your phone, or your dashboard, you wouldn’t have believed it. Fast-forward to 2019, and the technology to do that is very much here and evolving for the better.


WEX’s DriverDash is a mobile-first transaction authorization service that enables drivers to authorize a fuel transaction via mobile device and biometrics – whether that’s a fingerprint scan or facial recognition -- from within their vehicle. We’re rolling it out to some of the biggest fueling partners in the world — starting with Exxon Mobil last year and with some major acceptance announcements coming this year — and working with OEMs to get this mobile payment technology into their dashboards, as well.


We’re leading a panel presentation in Southern California at the Auto CX Conference in June titled “When the Car Becomes the Card” that examines this very exciting prospect.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

Senior Vice President and General Manager

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

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Fleet FAQ? Fuel Management, Questions?

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Q. How do partnerships inform future development of the connected car?

A. Partnership has been a core WEX value forever. And some of the legacy partners that we have are evolving, so those partnerships are looking and feeling a little different as everyone continues to evolve their products. We had a discussion with one of our big, long-standing FMC partners, and traditionally it's been supplying cards and fuel management service to their customers. But as they're starting to develop different mobile applications...

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