Dubbed the Volvo Roam Delivery service, this useful alternative to loading in your day’s worth of groceries into the car aims to just completely nullify the workload — by having Volvo take care of everything.
It works by having new Volvo digital keys that allow the owner to select their car as a delivery point, and when ordering items online via smartphone or tablet, to select it. Volvo argues that this is a better alternative then having the goods sent to your home, which is a greater risk and bigger target.
As for how it’s aware: Once the digital key (and the owner) receives the notification that a delivery is on its way, the car will unlock to accept the goods, and lock after the load is complete. The most interesting facet of this new technology implementation is that the owner doesn’t have to be in, near, or with the car at all to receive a delivery.
Of course, Volvo takes into account an owner’s needs beyond just goods, and allows for remote heating or cooling, including a fuel check of the car. Sounds great, in concept.