Houston, Amazon Will Delivery Packages To The Trunk Of Your Car

I had to triple check that this wasn't from a satire site or something, but it's legit. (It's on Reuters. If it's Reuters, it's for real.) 

Amazon is launching a new program to thwart porch thefts (*shakes tiny fist*), car trunk delivery. It's actually called Amazon Key In-Car

Amazon Prime members with certain compatible vehicles can allow Amazon to access their vehicle’s OnStar account or Volvo On Call account to unlock their vehicles for delivery to their trunk. These include 2015 or newer Chevrolets, Buicks, GMCs, Cadillacs, or Volvos. Users must have an active account with either OnStar or Volvo On Call. Amazon plans to expand the service to more makes and models in the future.

The service uses a companion app connected to users’ Amazon accounts. The app notifies users where to park within range of delivery locations and provides delivery time estimates and notifications. The app also notifies users whenever their car is unlocked and subsequently relocked, and of course allows users to rate each delivery. The app does not affect normal shipping rates and times, meaning that sweet Prime Two-Day shipping is still free, even to your car. (Houston On The Cheap)

It sounds like an interesting option, and I give them props for trying to do something about the package thieves. Are you ready to give a delivery person access to your trunk? 



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