30 November 2017

Smart cars become mobile postboxes

Daimler is conducting a pilot test programme in Hamburg where owners of Smart cars can have parcels delivered directly to the boot of their cars wherever they have parked them, writes Brian Byrne.

Previous similar programmes in Cologne, Bonn and Berlin have required the car owners to have their cars parked at their home address.

The extension of the programme also allows participants to have their goods ordered from any online shop, and parcels can also be sent from individuals.

The scheme is smartphone-based and works with the help of an app.