Ever pull up to a gas pump only to dread wasting your precious time by filling up your tank? Well, BP has had enough of it, today introducing new pumps at a few sites in New York City and Chicago to spice up the dullness and boredom of filling your tank.
The outfit to pumps, dubbed "Miles", is a new "Personality Pump" that uses interactive technology to scare the heck... err... say "hi" to you when you pull up to fill. Seems a little odd, but hey, at least someone's finally noticing me when I get out the car to fill up. So often I'm greeted by a grumbling motorist filling their tank. Don't like interaction or your choice of music? That's fine, Miles won't impede or rudely interrupt.
If the low gas prices aren't music to your ears enough, Miles will instead offer to play you some rock, country music, pop, or even EDM. I truly hope to see some videos of people dancing to EDM at the pump filling up with $1.99 gas. If you need proof you were jamming to Miles' music, you can even have your picture taken and sent to your cell phone. If all of that isn't good enough, then you can answer trivia to today's pop music, and get most the Adele, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry questions wrong- like I did.
If you like the tunes, Miles will send the song to your phone via text and Pandora, and you can keep listening as you hit the road again.
In the end, it's a cool way to spice up what's become a boring, yet necessary trip to the pump. And no matter what music you like or don't like, the 25 cent per gallon discount for getting interactive is worth it enough to me.
For now, BP is testing Miles out at four locations to see how motorists like it and if it enhances their fueling experience.
Check it out at two Chicagoland BP locations: 750 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610 and 901 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60563.
Check it out at two New York City locations: 164 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 and 802 65th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220.