BP Amoco Pumps To Be on Internet
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) _ Drivers getting gas at some of BP Amoco PLC’s gas stations will soon also be able to obtain traffic and weather information through the oil company’s new Internet-connected kiosks.
Under the three-year deal with BP Amoco, Tokheim Corp. is providing new pumps that include Web browsers using Microsoft Corp.’s Windows CE operating system.
In addition to weather and traffic reports, the new pumps include a system that allows customers to reserve hotel rooms and prints booking confirmations, said John Negovetich, Tokheim’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.
The kiosks will also enable BP Amoco to track the sales of its franchisees and the buying habits of customers, he said.
The kiosks were jointly developed by Tokheim and Radiant Systems, a point-of-sale technology company based in Alpharetta, Ga.
Tokheim, based in Fort Wayne, is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and servicing of gas station equipment, point-of-sales control systems and card- and cash-activated transaction systems.
BP Amoco, based in London, is one of the world’s largest producers of oil, natural gas, petrochemical and solar products.