Advertisement

Volvo owners in Sweden can have stuff delivered to their car boot

New tech allows customers to have their Christmas shopping delivered directly to their boot

UK consumers are spending less and less time at the shops around Christmas, instead choosing to fill Santa's sleigh with items bought online. However it's not always possible to have these items easily delivered - and missed deliveries cost the UK economy nearly £1 billion a year. Volvo thinks it has the solution with its In-car Delivery service.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The ground-breaking service has just been launched in Sweden after a trial period last year, and may make its way to the UK if it proves popular there. The service is currently only available to Volvo drivers in Gothenburg, if they're subscribed to the Volvo On Call service.

• Audi and DHL to deliver parcels to your car boot

The system works by use of a one-time 'virtual key' that's sent to the delivery driver. This allows them access to the boot of the car to drop off the goods. Owners simply order their goods online and select 'In-Car delivery' at the checkout.

The car owner will be informed via their smartphone or tablet when the delivery company wants to drop off or pick up something from the car.

The service only works with a few Swedish retailers at the moment, however Volvo plans to join forces with more companies to offer this new system.

Bjorn Annwall, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Volvo said: "Christmas is fun - but let's be honest, it is also a busy time for most families. This service simply makes shopping easier."

Volvo are keen to develop the 'Smart key' technology further, but point out they subscribe to Nordic utility - meaning they will only introduce a technology if it saves lives, saves time, or benefits drivers.

Would you get your Christmas shopping delivered to your boot? Let us know in the comments below...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Volvo On Call app: update adds data on energy use for plug-in hybrid owners
Volvo smart watch
Volvo

Volvo On Call app: update adds data on energy use for plug-in hybrid owners

Owners of Volvo plug-in hybrids will be able to see what proportion of their journeys are made using electric power through the On Call app
9 Jul 2020
Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault
Volvo

Volvo recalls 2.2 million cars for seatbelt fault

The huge safety recall applies to numerous Volvos made from 2006 to 2018, with 169,481 UK cars affected 
1 Jul 2020
Post-coronavirus subsidies for non-electric cars would be a waste, says Volvo boss
News

Post-coronavirus subsidies for non-electric cars would be a waste, says Volvo boss

Hakan Samuelsson believes it’s naive to expect everything to return to normal after the coronavirus, and the future is electric.
13 May 2020
Volvo limits new cars to 112mph top speed
Volvo XC90
Volvo

Volvo limits new cars to 112mph top speed

Safety-conscious Swedish brand aims to reduce road deaths and serious injuries within its vehicles to zero, and new speed limit is one part of its pla…
15 Apr 2020

Most Popular

New Cupra el-Born electric hot hatch offers 310-mile range
Cupra el-Born

New Cupra el-Born electric hot hatch offers 310-mile range

The sporty Cupra el-Born is the Spanish brand’s first all-electric vehicle – and it has a maximum claimed range of 310 miles
8 Jul 2020
New Skoda Octavia vRS 2020 ride review
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2020 ride review

We get our first taste of 242bhp Skoda Octavia vRS with Skoda tech development boss Christian Strube in the driver’s seat
10 Jul 2020
New Kia e-Niro 2020 review
Kia e-Niro SUV

New Kia e-Niro 2020 review

All-electric Kia e-Niro mid-sized SUV 
benefits from same updates as hybrid Niro versions
9 Jul 2020