A new service called In-Car Delivery turns customers' cars into mobile Amazon lockers.
(CCM) — Amazon Prime members can now get their purchases delivered to their car parked at home, work, or other publicly accessible locations using a new service called In-Car Delivery.
For now the service only works with most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo cars with an active connected car service plan such as OnStar or Volvo On Call, although more car marques will be added in the future.
Once a vehicle has been set up in Amazon's Key app, it transmits its location to Amazon delivery drivers on delivery day so that it can be located. The delivery driver can then unlock the car remotely and place the package in the trunk or cabin.
When the package has been delivered the vehicle is relocked and a notification is sent to the Amazon Key application. The owner can also track when the car was unlocked and relocked in the app's activity feed.
The service cannot be used for bulky items or packages which weigh more than 50 pounds. It can also not be used if the car is parked in a garage with restricted entry, or in underground or multi-level carparks because they do not allow for sufficiently reliable GPS information for the car to be located by the delivery driver.
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