Is this the next automotive innovation, or innovation in payments?

Look at the new automotive innovation, Vinli closely.

Innovation in transportation

Innovation in transportation

It’s being marketed as wifi for your car (not new, but still great).  But looking a little deeper – once your Vinli is plugged in you can download a host of apps that talk to your car – the “first car App Store.”

Lofty.

Now imagine the 128.3M US commuters having a device attached to their car to pay for that next Dunkin’ Run. It’s a suburban reality and huge market. My town even has a drive thru grocery store #ftw.  If Tesla and others are basically “iPhones on wheels” could they be the next “vehicle” for payments?