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Ship to: My Car: DHL and Audi Will Deliver Goods to Your Trunk

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/22/2015 Erick Ayapana

Nothing is worse than having an afternoon nap at home ruined by a DHL delivery person incessantly ringing your door bell and knocking. That may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new program from DHL, Amazon Prime, and Audi that provides an alternative point of delivery: your car’s trunk.

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The process, called “Audi connect easy delivery,” is fairly simple. First, the customer chooses their Audi as the point of delivery and allows DHL to track their car via Audi Connect, the vehicle’s internet-based connectivity system. Audi Connect will only allow DHL to track the vehicle for a specified delivery time frame. The DHL driver then receives a code allowing access to the trunk, where he or she safely delivers the goods. Once the trunk is closed, the code expires.MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

This is obviously an ideal alternative for those who know they’re going to be busy at home, work, or school during the day of delivery. It’s safer than having the package sit at the doorstep, and much more convenient than doing the pick-up at a delivery center.

For now, Audi is testing the program in Germany starting next month. The automaker is also exploring reversing the process, where customers can leave a to-be-delivered package in the trunk ready for pick-up. Customers, of course, will have to be mindful of their vehicle’s cargo capacity, especially those with an R8 and its diminutive “frunk.”

What do you think of this idea? Would you be comfortable with a company being able to track your car and access its cargo area? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Audi

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