Author Topic: Too busy to actually buy stuff? Get it delivered to your Car!  (Read 1365 times)

PindyStache

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Apparently Volvo and others are testing a system to allow temporary remote access to owners car trunks so that deliveries can be sent there (dry cleaning, groceries, shopping, etc.).

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140225/CARNEWS/140229880

On a purely rational level, this seems sort of creative and could add efficiency in some contexts. However, the way it's being marketed points to it being a ridiculous, car-clown-centric, recklessly consumerist, ass-fattening way of enabling people to get more stuff they don't really need/won't make them any happier.

NumberJohnny5

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Re: Too busy to actually buy stuff? Get it delivered to your Car!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 02:46:44 AM »
Haven't read the article yet, but...

UPS guy used to just leave packages in our car (with our permission...I think...). If we weren't there, it wasn't too obvious a package was left (sorry, shoulda said...he'd leave packages in our OTHER car which we rarely drove).

Imagine if, instead of coming home to a door tag on your door saying "Oops, we missed you!", instead you got home and see an sms on your phone saying "Tag, your it! Also, your new kindle is in your trunk."

Sounds interesting.