Amazon starts delivering packages to vehicle boots

26 April, 2018, 00:31 | Author: Rosalie Gross
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The idea is similar: it allows users to remotely unlock their doors to let people or services in, and packages can be delivered inside the home rather than left outside, where they could be stolen. No, you don't have to be there. No key or security code is needed. And yes, this is the world we live in now.

Deliveries are available right now to Prime members with 2015 year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM's OnStar connected-car service, and those with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account. This time with the cars, Amazon is partnering with General Motors and Volvo and using connected technologies already in place in modern vehicles.

However, as there have been concerns about the home service having flaws, it's worth remembering that a auto is like a house you can drive to Mexico, so there's a trust element here.

That's a service that would put the customer first. And now they want access to your auto. What if people wrongly think the courier is breaking into our vehicle? No longer will you have to leave passive-aggressive notes saying that the only person allowed to ring the doorbell and wake up your baby is Channing Tatum.

These vehicles allow you to unlock your auto wherever you are right before the driver arrives and lock it directly after the package is delivered. And your co-workers won't have to see that yes, that is the third time this week you've ordered something from Amazon (Moms have never-ending shopping lists, OK?!).

On April 24, AMZN announced the launch of its new Amazon Key In-Car delivery service.

Here's how it works. Amazon has not disclosed how many customers have tried its Amazon Key in-home service.

The world's largest online retailer is rolling the program out in 37 US cities, including St. Louis, for customers with newer compatible vehicles and plans to expand the service.

To look up your vehicle or ZIP code to determine whether you're eligible for in-car delivery, visit the Amazon Key webpage. Volvo did something similarly in Goteborg several years ago, with smart vehicle keys granting couriers access to the trunk of parked cars. Albertsons, Safeway, Costco and Kroger also recently inked deals with Silicon Valley startup Instacart, which provides home-delivery grocery services. And, just in case, the auto will automatically re-lock. The package will then be kept inside the boot of the vehicle and locked by the delivery agent. The delivery person receives one-time access to open the trunk to deliver the package there.

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