New way to receive Amazon packages: In your Volvo trunk

Ian Bush
February 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Jan 11, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; The Volvo XC90 is awarded the North American Truck Utility of the Year during the 2016 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the Philadelphia Auto Show, to find one innovation from Volvo, you have to look in the trunk. 

Sure, you could get a package delivered to your porch. But what about the security and convenience of your trunk?

That’s what Volvo’s Jim Nichols says the automaker hopes will appeal to owners of their 2015 and newer models who are also Amazon Prime customers. 

“It uses a digital key, so the Amazon delivery person only has access to the trunk of the vehicle. They put the package in the trunk, close it, and the trunk will lock," Nichols explained. 

You’ll get an app alert that your chosen mobile delivery method has been successful.

It’s the same Amazon platform that permits in-home deliveries. 

For those leery of allowing strangers inside their four walls, perhaps what's behind a Volvo's four doors could be a good compromise.