Search Cars for Sale

Volvo Roam Delivery Service Brings Groceries to Your Car

  • Roam Delivery Service can bring packages to your car
  • System will allow delivery drivers to drop off or pick up from their Volvo
  • Service isn’t ready for debut but could be soon

Volvo’s new Roam Delivery Service will make it easier to get packages when you’re away. No, your car won’t drive itself to the post office and do your errands for you. Instead, the automaker is launching a system that will allow drivers to have packages delivered to or picked up directly from their cars.

According to the automaker, the service will help cut down on delivery problems, an increasingly common issue as online shopping becomes more widespread. Volvo says that 60 percent of online shoppers in Europe had delivery problems last year, leading to $1.36 billion in redelivery costs.

That means Roam Delivery Service could save drivers and businesses a lot of time and money. While Volvo hasn’t announced all the details, here’s how the system works: A car owner is notified when the package is on its way. He or she then has the option to choose whether dropping it off in the car would be the best option. If the car owner says yes, the car’s location is sent to the delivery driver. Also sent is a digital key that will open the car temporarily so the package can be left inside. The end result is that the package is delivered to the car, which is locked once the delivery driver has left.

While Volvo isn’t quite ready to roll out Roam Delivery Service just yet, the automaker says it plans to show off the technology at the Mobile World Congress. That could mean it isn’t far from reaching production, where it could help eliminate many of the headaches associated with the package delivery process.

What it means to you: Volvo’s Roam Delivery Service can bring packages to your car and make it easier for busy drivers to send and receive items.

Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

Sign up for Autotrader newsletters

The best cars and best deals delivered to your inbox

Email Address 

Where You Can Buy

Loading dealers...

Leave a Comment

Most Popular Articles

Best New Cars for 2022

Here is our list of the best new cars for 2022 (presented in alphabetical order by manufacturer).

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: First Look

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid jumps to the head of the hybrid class.

Best Car Deals: December 2022

This month's best new car deals include several attractive offers for qualified shoppers.

Search By Style

More Articles Like This