Amazon is now Delivering Packages to your Car
Normally strangers getting into your car while you’re not around would be considered a break in, but now a select group of Amazon customers are paying for exactly that. Amazon Key is the new service that allows Amazon to drop off packages directly into the trunk of your car.
Amazon created the program after last year’s success of their home delivery program that left packages inside of the customer’s house. The company is now looking to expand that convince to vehicles.
The system is said to be completely safe. The employee does not have any direct access to your car, since it is run through the cloud. They are also required to ensure your vehicle is locked before they even get access to their next delivery location.
Amazon Key is currently only available to Amazon Prime members with a 2015 or newer GM or Volvo with OnStar or Volvo On Call. It uses the car’s GPS and license plate number to locate your vehicle It then uses Amazon Key cloud or Chevy cloud to gain temporary access to the vehicle. All you have to do is sign up your car on the Amazon Key app.
Items that weigh over 50 pounds or are larger than 26x21x6 will require a signature. Items from a 3rd party seller and items that are worth over $1,300 will not be eligible for Amazon Key delivery. It is currently available in 37 US cities.
Story via The Verge