Volvo to turn cars into post boxes for online shoppers
Published on Feb 21, 2014 1:14 AM
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Swedish auto maker Volvo said Thursday it was developing a system to enable online shopping deliveries direct to customers' cars rather than their homes.
The company said it had created a single-use digital key which postal or delivery services can use to locate a vehicle and open it.
The system "will allow consumers to have shopping delivered straight to their car, no matter where they are", the company said in a statement.
"Via a smartphone or a tablet, the owner will be informed when a delivery company wants to drop off or pick up something from the car," they added.
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