Volvo explores delivery concept for parked cars

By Marlon Votta - Feb 28, 2014

For those of us with a busy schedule making that shopping trip can be a time consuming process but what if you could get your goods delivered to your car while you’re at work or otherwise unobtainable. This is where Volvo has an idea that will conveniently help your day as packages could be delivered to your car as you continue with your daily tasks.

Whether your car resides in your driveway or at your place of work your vehicle could be the ideal place to store your newly acquired goods until you are ready to retrieve them. In an informative article on Bloomberg Businessweek they highlight Volvo’s plans for your parked car to accept deliveries allowing retailers to put your merchandise directly into your car.

According to Klas Bendrik, chief information officer at Volvo Car Group hectic lifestyles and work commitments means some consumer rarely have the time to sit in and wait for deliveries, but this new concept could make sure “deliveries to the car would save time and money.”

The new service called Roam Delivery has recently been tested by Volvo, and this provides companies with a one-time digital key to open the car and the location of your Volvo. Bendrik feels that within the next two years this service could become commercially available, especially in Sweden.

Volvo explores delivery concept for parked cars

With shoppers receiving a message prior to the actual delivery, the idea revolves around Volvo sending a digital key to the company in question with GPS coordinates and a map location along with the registration plate number, car colour and any other relevant information about the model. Do you think this concept could be useful in the future?

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