Volvo Roam delivery service heads to MWC 2014

Volvo Roam delivery service turns the car into a drop off and pick up location for deliveries using digital keys.

Published Thu, Feb 20 2014 11:41 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

Volvo is a name that usually brings to mind safe, if rather boring cars and SUVs. Volvo has announced that it will be on hand at Mobile World Congress in Spain to show off its new delivery service. That new delivery service is called Roam Delivery.

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The idea is that the Roam Delivery service will allow owners of Volvo cars to accept deliveries and drop packages off for pickup directly from their car. The service will use Volvo digital keys and allows the owner of the car to choose their vehicle as the drop off or pick up location. When the order is ready to be delivered, the owner of the car will get a message via text.

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The digital key will allow the delivery person access to the vehicle where they can leave what you ordered or pick things up to ship them off. The owner of the car is notified when the car is opened and when it is closed again. The digital key is a onetime use item and ceases to function after the car is closed.

Volvo says that the tech is an offshoot of the Volvo On Call telematics system. That system also makes it possible to heat or cool your car remotely and check how much fuel you have left. The goal of the Roam Delivery service is to help Volvo owners save time by not having to be at a certain location to accept a delivery. The system will lead the delivery company right to your car, wherever you happen to be.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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