JD In-car delivery will be delivering a new in-car delivery service in partnership with electric vehicle company NIO.
The new service allows customers to have their purchases dropped off in the trunks of their cars, whether their cars are parked at home, at the office, or in a wide range of other approved areas.
JD In-Car Delivery Service will use connected car technology that can automatically locate customers’ cars, then enables JD’s delivery personnel to open the trunk of the car using a Personal Digital Assistant to the car, deposit the consumer’s order, and lock the trunk again.
To maximise security, the device is programmed so only the specifically authorised JD delivery person will be able to open the car trunk, while the entire delivery process can be monitored using in-car cameras.
With this new service, consumers would have a new convenient option. They are now able to receive deliveries when they are at work even when there is no one at home to receive the order for them.
JD’s partner, NIO is a pioneer in the development of smart, electric and autonomous vehicles. Its NIO ES8 is one of the most anticipated new car models that is expected to be released in China this year, will ship with JD In- Car Delivery Service as a standard option.
Over the coming years, JD will be partnering with other leading automakers in China to roll out the new service across connected car models.
JD consumers who own compatible car models can simply connect their JD account with their account on the automakers connected car problem to access this service.