ŠKODA DigiLab, the brand’s innovation branch, is testing a new delivery scheme which provides couriers with one-time-only, secured access to a customer’s car boot.
DigiLab has partnered with two of the biggest online retailers in the Czech Republic, the home of ŠKODA, to trial the new delivery scheme with a view to bringing the technology to UK consumers in the future.
How does it work?
The new delivery method works by giving an online retailer permission to deliver packages to a customer’s car using a mobile app.
When an order is placed, the car’s location is displayed to the courier via GPS for delivery. Using the app, the courier is then granted one-time-only, secured access to open the boot within a pre-defined time frame.
Once the courier places the parcel in the boot and relocks the vehicle, the customer is notified about the successful delivery.
All customer data remains encrypted and the courier can only access the vehicle within a short time frame that is defined by the customer