BP testing interactive gas pump in Chicago

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BP is testing Miles, an interactive gas pump in the Chicago and New York metro areas. | BP

You don’t have to talk to yourself anymore while pumping gas.

You can talk to Miles, who can challenge you in a trivia game, set you up with some music on Pandora or record a video ecard that you can share with friends.

BP is testing Miles at stations at 750 N. Wells St. in Chicago and 901 N. Washington St. in Naperville. The company also is testing Miles at two stations in New York City.

“BP Personality Pump is a significant innovation at retail fuel stations as it introduces a new way to engage with customers,” chief marketing officer Donna Sanker said in a news release. “We hope that it helps redefine perceptions of the routine fill-up and also gives our customers yet another reason to visit our stores.”

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