If you drive an Audi and are a frequent Amazon shopper, pay attention. Audi has teamed up with DHL and Amazon in order to offer customers the option of having their package delivered directly to the trunk of their car – as long it’s an Audi. The pilot project is convenient for customers as it “avoids unsuccessful attempts to encounter customers at the specified address,” Audi says, thus reducing traffic.
The service, called Audi connect easy delivery, is enabled when the customer selects their car as the delivery address rather than their home. The DHL delivery driver then receives a digital access code when making the delivery, giving them access to their trunk for one time only. Audi also said customers will soon be able to send letters and parcels from their car without going into further detail.
“With comprehensive connectivity, we are transforming the car into a service device and integrating it even more closely into the everyday lives of our customers,” Luca de Meo, Member of the Board of Management for Sales at Audi, said in a prepared statement. “Audi connect easy delivery helps save time and offers more convenience and flexibility – advantages that are increasingly important for the target group of a premium brand.”
The pilot project, which isn’t yet available on mass scale, will begin testing under real world conditions in Munich, Germany this May. If all goes to plan, truck-to-trunk package delivery may soon be a reality.