Swedish carmaker Volvo is launching a new in-car delivery service for customers who subscribe to the Volvo On Call telematics service and live in Gothenburg (Sweden).
This Christmas, customers who meet these basic requirements of the Volvo in-car delivery service will be able to have their packages delivered directly to their car, rather than their house. The only catch being that the packages must be ordered from online retailers Lekmer.com and Mat.se.
The package will be delivered by communications and logistics company PostNord, who will find the customers car and use a special one-time access digital key to open the car and drop the package in the boot.
In-car delivery is a good example of how carmakers are experimenting with new ways to move beyond simply building and selling cars. Tapping into connected technologies will help car companies like Volvo make money off customers long after they drive away from the dealership.