Geely delivers new car keys via drone, full contactless

Geely delivers new car keys via drone, full contactless

Last month, Geely launched its proprietary online sales system touted as a “complete one stop solution for ordering online”. Besides choosing specs/options, online financing and insurance, Chinese carbuyers can now select a home delivery option. No need to meet anyone in the times of the coronavirus and social distancing.

Now, the Hangzhou-based carmaker has gone one step further in its aim to provide contactless home delivery. Your new car will be delivered to you at home, with the car keys following via drone. This new method will be rolled out in select locations in China and the drones will be programmed to hand over the keys to a doorstep or apartment balcony. Of course, the aim here is to reduce human contact, although it does sound a little hardcore.

So, there’s no human to meet, but how about the car itself? Geely says that all its vehicles are thoroughly disinfected by the dealership including through ionisation prior to delivery.

Of course, all these efforts are part of adapting to life under World War 3, Covid-19 edition. Last month, Geely earmarked 370 million RMB (RM218 million) to further the development of “healthy, intelligent vehicles” providing clean cabin air and using materials that are antimicrobial in nature. The first mass produced vehicle equipped with anti-bacterial filters, the Geely Icon you see above, was launched late last month.

Since the online platform was launched in February, just over 10,000 consumers have ordered and paid for vehicles on Geely’s online mall, with a further 110,000 users registering their interest to buy a Geely vehicle in the short term, the company says. All confirmed orders and leads are a sent to local dealers that will process orders and begin the home delivery process.

What do you think of this new way of contactless purchase and delivery? Fine for food and groceries, but cars? By the way, the new Geely Icon is a futuristic and interesting-looking SUV with a strong focus on design – check it out here.

GALLERY: Geely Icon

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.

 

Comments

  • English Teacher on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    This drones can catch those wandering @ MCO.

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  • Engineer on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Soon Geely will develop car deliveries via drone

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  • Peaceful Please on Mar 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    I hope our regular troll and honda salesmen can syukur to toyota, p1/geely, mazda & others for giving us better job and huge present. I hope from today onwards he stop sabotaging and all the busuk things about toyota, p1/geely, mazda & others

    He want to talk about busuk things, he can talk all the busuk things about honda. We don’t care honda that giving us horrible service and unpromising to their customers

    I hope he & honda salesmen don’t come here anymore sabotaging and talking busuk things about toyota, p1/geely, mazda & others. Toyota, p1/geely, mazda & others seriously is taking care of the voters unlike honda.

    This blog must be cleaner from now. So today, it is very peaceful that no regular troll and honda salesmen talk all the fake news in here

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  • Ben Yap on Mar 27, 2020 at 12:30 am

    if the car drives by itself to deliver itself to the new owner, that’ll be the coolest.

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