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Volvo Tests Food, Shopping Deliveries to Cars

February 20, 2014

Photo courtesy of Volvo.
Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Cars is catering to the connected generation with what it describes as "roam service" that brings food and online shopping orders directly to a vehicle.

Volvo plans to demonstrate the service at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona beginning Monday. The service is possible with Volvo's new digital key technology that allows a vehicle owner to choose their vehicle as a delivery option. The user is notified via a smartphone or tablet when a delivery company wants to drop off or pick something up from the car.

Volvo selected 100 people who tested the service during a trial period. More than 80 percent of those users told Volvo the service saved them time, according to the automaker.

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