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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

cartechboy (2660665) writes | about 8 months ago

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cartechboy (2660665) writes "It's amazing how far we've come with technology. Now many of us have the ability to work remotely, and we can even lock/unlock our vehicles via the Internet. And yet, the way we receive our packages from FedEx, UPS, and USPS hasn't really changed. But Volvo thinks it has a way to revolutionize package delivery with Roam Delivery: instead of having packages delivered to your house or office, you could have packages dropped off in the trunk of your car. Volvo says this would work via its new digital keys technology which would allow customers to choose their car as a delivery option when ordering goods online. Via a smartphone or tablet, the owner would be informed when a delivery requires dropping off or picking up from the car. Accepting the delivery will enable a digital key which tracks when the car is opened, and then when it's locked again. The digital key expires once the delivery is complete. Not only does this sound pretty slick, but the technology to make it happen is pretty simple. Now the only question is whether you really want your Amazon box being delivered to your vehicle."

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If there's a car in your driveway... (1)

Deadstick (535032) | about 8 months ago | (#46296259)

...seems likely someone's home.

I could have a lot of fun with that... (1)

JustNiz (692889) | about 8 months ago | (#46296349)

Imagine having a full-size fridge delivered to a Mini. ...or having something delivered to your off-road vehicle in some crazy location. ...or scheduling something to be urgently delivered to you the same day you're driving across the US.

Yet Another... (1)

d'baba (1134261) | about 8 months ago | (#46301033)

... application for The Trunk Monkey.

"Sure, he can sign for that."

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