Volvo is working on a system that could revolutionise the way we buy groceries.
At the moment, most of us go the store ourselves, which is a soul-sucking waste of time that could have been spent in the pursuit of something nobler.
That’s also why shopping over the Internet is an ever-growing trend. The problem with ordering online is the fact that at some point it has to be delivered to your house, which means you have to be there.
Volvo has put its On Call and Sensus Connect systems to good use to avoid this issue. In the future your car will be able to take deliveries for you. By the time you get back from your more noble pursuit, the groceries will be safely packed in the boot.
The system works easily enough. The owner of the car gets an SMS, asking if the delivery can be made to the car. After approval is given, the delivery company receives a digital key to open the car, but the key is only valid for a short period. Once the delivery is done, the owner is notified and the digital key erased.