Amazon Can Unlock You Home for Delivers, and Now Your Car, Too


Customers must download the Amazon Key App and opt in to seamlessly link their Amazon and OnStar accounts.

"Amazon has a voracious appetite for people's information, and this is one more example of its breathless rush to grab every piece of data and turn it into new forms of revenue", said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a Washington nonprofit.

First, Amazon introduced Amazon lockers, then they launched in-home delivery, allowing drivers to drop the packages inside your home.

The service is now available in 37 cities across the US.

Where will I select the in-car delivery option when I am shopping on Amazon?

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Amazon can unlock and deliver packages to the following cars: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, or Volvo. More models and makes will be added over time.

"Since launching Amazon Key last November, we've safely delivered everything from cameras to collectible coins inside the home", Larsen said.

To use the service you have to park your vehicle within two blocks of your home or office, and then request delivery using the Amazon Key app. When I returned home to my vehicle parked on a nearby street, the package was safely waiting for me.

A final notification comes when the vehicle is locked with the package inside.

Can't get home fast enough for your package delivery? Customers with 2015 model year or newer Volvo vehicles can activate their Volvo On Call connected service subscription within the Volvo On Call app. Each time a delivery driver requests access to a customer's vehicle, Amazon verifies that an authorized driver is at the right location with the right package, through an encrypted authentication process. "How do they expect to find and unlock the trunk of my auto?" wrote one on Twitter. Call 12 for Action checked Providence zip codes and got the green light, but in-car delivery is not available for Fall River zip codes. It's an extension of Amazon Key, a program introduced previous year that lets the company's couriers place packages inside participating users' homes when they're away to reduce the risk of theft. Customers receive a notification via the Amazon Key App after the delivery is completed and the vehicle is relocked. Additionally, Amazon in-car deliveries are backed up by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee to provide further peace of mind. Nearly 80% said they are afraid that Amazon Key couriers will steal something (80.4% of women and 78.4% of men); 76.9% of women and 69.9% of men worry about a breach of privacy; and 61.8% of women and 56.2% of men are concerned about "malicious exploitation" of the service.