Amazon are continuing their progression into being able access our various property with their latest service.
Last year Amazon announced a service that would allow couriers access to a customer’s home to drop of parcels. Now they’re doing the same but with customer’s cars.
The collaboration with General Motors and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US. The idea is to use connected technologies already built into modern vehicles.
“We were really happy with the response to in-home delivery,” Peter Larsen, vice president of delivery technology at Amazon, told The Verge. “What we wanted to do — and it was part of the plan all along — is how we take that beyond the home.”
The Verge report that only Amazon Prime members with GM or Volvo vehicles model year 2015 or later, with active OnStar and Volvo on Call accounts.
To use the service customers must add their car to the Amazon key app, along with a description of the vehicle. The car will need to be parked within a certain radius of an address used for Amazon deliveries. Couriers will have access to the car’s GPS location and license plate, along with an image of the car.