Domino’s in-car infotainment app lets you order pizza on the drive home

dominos in car infotainment app lets you order pizza on the drive home screen
Domino's Pizza

Stuffing a pizza into your mouth as you hurtle down the highway at 70 mph is never a good look, and possibly illegal, but Domino’s new in-car ordering option could nevertheless prove rather handy if used wisely.

That’s right, folks, the pizza giant has just cooked up yet another way of getting pie, and it can all be done in just a few taps.

Keen to satisfy the desires of drivers who have a sudden hankering for an Ultimate Pepperoni or Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch, the pizza giant teamed up with vehicle software company Xevo Market on an app that will let you order pie through your car’s infotainment system.

Using the in-car touchscreen, the quickest way to get the job done is by selecting the Easy Order option — essentially your default pizza — or your most recent order if it’s something different and you fancy the same again. After that, you just have to decide whether you want to have it delivered to your home after you get back, or if you want to drop by Domino’s to collect it yourself. In the case of the latter, the app can direct you to the relevant Domino’s Pizza in case you’re in an unfamiliar area and you can’t find it yourself.

Domino’s new ordering feature will be automatically loaded with millions of cars via the Xevo platform starting in late 2019.

“At Domino’s, we want pizza ordering to be simple and always within reach, no matter where a customer happens to be,” Chris Roeser, director of digital experience at Domino’s, said in a release.

Brian Woods, Xevo’s chief marketing officer, said his company was “excited” about the partnership with Domino’s, adding, “Xevo Market makes it possible for Domino’s to reach people directly in their cars, streamlining mobile ordering to help busy consumers save time.”

Domino’s aficionados will already have clocked that the new in-car ordering process is part of the pizza company’s AnyWare platform that makes it super-simple to order pizza using a slew of devices and methods. It could be an emoji tweet or a text, or the press of a button on Domino’s Easy Order button. You can ask Alexa, use your smartwatch, or tell your smart TV. Yes, Domino’s appears to be doing everything in its power to prevent you from getting through a whole day without ordering one of its cheese-topped greasy wheels.

Smart Home

This Amazon Echo and Pandora Premium smart speaker bundle saves you $138

QVC just took online merchants to school with a massive discount on the second-generation Amazon Echo with a 3-month voucher for Pandora Premium. The minimum you save is $128. Save off $10 extra with TAKE10 code for first QVC orders.
Cars

Stop backing into your neighbor's car with the best backup cameras

The right backup camera will allow you to better avoid vehicles and other obstacles without taking your eyes off the road, rendering "sorry, I hit your car!" notes a thing of the past. Here are our current favorites.
Cars

Electric car buying guide: What you need to know before you buy

EVs are better than they've ever been, but buying your first battery-powered car can be an intimidating experience. Digital Trends has compiled a comprehensive guide that walks you through the process of buying an EV.
Cars

Bored with stock? The best tuner cars are begging to be modified

Modification has been around almost as long as the automobile itself. Here are 25 of the best tuner cars you can find, ranging from American muscle standouts to Japanese drift cars.
Cars

Tesla Model S and Model X charge faster and go farther with the same battery

An all-new drivetrain for the Tesla Model S and X enables the EVs to travel farther per charge than the previous design. Tesla Model S Long Range sedans have a 370-mile range and Model X Long Range SUVs can travel 325 miles per EPA cycle.
Cars

2019 Ford F-150 RTR gets a light dose of off-road, style upgrades

Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR Vehicles is turning its attention to the 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck. RTR gave Ford's bestseller new suspension components and tires, as well as more extroverted exterior styling.
Cars

Electric truck maker Rivian scores $500 million investment from Ford

Alongside Amazon, Rivian can now count Ford as one of its backers. The Blue Oval will invest $500 million in Rivian, and will use the company's "skateboard" chassis as the basis for a future electric vehicle.
Cars

The best diagnostic adapters monitor your car so you don't have to

Sometimes called dongles, the best car adapters will tell you what's wrong under the hood while help you keep tabs on your family and routine maintenance.
Emerging Tech

Japanese taxis will use facial recognition to target you with ads as you ride

A Japanese startup is trying to reinvent in-taxi advertising by using facial recognition technology to identify the key characteristics of riders and then presenting them with appropriate ads.
Cars

Nvidia agrees with Tesla’s take on self-driving cars, but corrects specifics

Nvidia vice president Rob Csongor agreed with broad statements by Elon Musk at Tesla's April 22 Autonomy Investor Day. Csongor then took exception to what he termed were inaccuracies about Nvidia's self-driving car chip.
Mobile

Waze vs. Google Maps: Which map app should you be using?

Waze and Google Maps are two of the most popular apps for those looking for turn-by-turn navigation, yet there are some notable differences to point out. Here, we examine both to decide which offers the best feature set.
Business

Tesla posts $702M Q1 loss as deliveries fall sharply; Musk promises turnaround

Tesla lost $702 million during the first quarter of 2019 as deliveries fell sharply, and demand for the Model X and the Model S flattened. The company predicts it will again lose money in the second quarter.
Cars

Ambitious but not rubbish: The best Top Gear episodes

Since its relaunch in 2002, Top Gear has become required viewing for any serious gearhead. The great moments from this show may seem too numerous to count, but we've managed to pick some of the highlights from the first 26 seasons.
Cars

Qiantu K50 electric sports car was designed in China, will be built in the U.S.

The Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that will be marketed in the United States by California-based Mullen Technologies. The carbon-fiber bodied, 402-horsepower K50 is expected to go on sale in 2020.