Volvo has launched the world's first commercially available in-car delivery service.

Volvo has launched the world's first commercially available in-car delivery service.

In a partnership with PostNord, the service will allow Volvo owners in Gothenburg, Sweden to have deliveries dropped off at their car instead of their residence. 

The system is fairly limited at the moment but it will enable users to make purchases at both Lekmer.com and Mat.se.  When owners are making a purchase at the retailers, they simply select the In-car Delivery option at the online checkout.

The purchase is then packaged and picked up by PostNord.  The car's current location is then sent to the driver who then travels too it and uses a digital key to open the trunk or tailgate.  The items are then placed in the vehicle and the owner receives a notification that their purchases have been delivered.

Volvo has big plans for the service as it will expand to other cities in Sweden as well as other countries in the future.  The company also intends to joins forces with more online retailers to give users a wider selection of goods that are eligible for in-car delivery.

Volvo isn't the only company working on the idea of in-car delivery as Audi teamed up with Amazon and DHL to launch a similar pilot project earlier this year.

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