Amazon now delivers to your auto trunk in Tampa Bay

Share
Amazon now delivers to your auto trunk in Tampa Bay

Amazon Prime customers who have set up the Key service select it on checkout. 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.

Amazon already wants to leave packages in your home when you aren't there with Amazon Key, and now the company is expanding that to your vehicle. When an Amazon delivery driver needs to drop off a package, they can connect to your lock via Amazon's cloud to unlock the door.

Amazon said the service is available now across 37 cities and surrounding areas, with more rollouts planned. Just last month, the company announced a new feature in which customers can receive a photo of their packages that are left when they are not home.

"The in-home service is working great, and from the very start we knew we wanted to take it beyond the home as well", Peter Larsen, Amazon's vice president of delivery technology, told the publication. If you do not now have an active connected service plan, just push the blue OnStar button inside your vehicle to activate service.

An app allows customers to buy something and authorize their vehicle to be unlocked remotely when the delivery person is nearby without a key or security code.

Services like OnStar and On Call have had the power to remotely unlock cars for years, which comes in handy when drivers panic after realizing they've locked themselves out of their vehicles.

First, download the Amazon Key App and link your Prime account to your car-service account.

Amazon is now everywhere you want to be-or at least in your trunk if you own the right auto. On the day a package is scheduled for delivery, customers use the Amazon Key app to confirm that their vehicle is parked in a place where a delivery can be made. You do get notifications of delivery status, and there's no additional charge for the service.

Also, packages will only be delivered to publicly accessible, ground-level parking, which means vehicles receiving deliveries can not be parked in parking garages or gated lots. Amazon has a tool for checking if you are eligible for trunk delivery in your area, but we've also listed the participating cities below.

Apart from the obvious security concerns, there is some fine print you'll need to consider. A selection of alcohol is also available for delivery to customers in Sacramento and San Diego, Amazon said. If the package doesn't fit in the trunk, it will be placed in the cabin.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Students march for gun reform
The shooting , which took place at Forest High School, resulted in a minor ankle injury to a student. Caleb said that the walkout was planned about a week-and-a-half ago.

Cavs need to become aggressors in Game 2
However, if anyone had been paying real close attention to the Pacers' defense, perhaps they could have seen this coming. The strategy has worked in the Pacers' favor, allowing Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson to beam with confidence.

New trailer for Tom Hardy's Venom finally reveals Venom
We get to see a Spider-Man-like origin story in the new trailer . " Being part of this movie is a dream come true ". This trailer runs longer than the previous one and actually shows what Venom in this particular movie looks like.

ZTE ban may curb its use of Android and Android Go
Unlike Huawei , the Shenzhen-based ZTE would be adversely affected by the sanction inflicted on them by the USA government. American companies are estimated to provide 25 percent to 30 percent of the components used in ZTE's equipment.

Red-hot Pelicans rout Portland in game 3
"Coming into the playoffs, you know teams are going to lock in and they're going to try to make the game hard for you", he said. The Pelicans are wise to focus all of their attention on containing Lillard, because he's the one who sets the tone offensively.

Trump's secretary of state pick gains Aid of the Initial senator
Pompeo needs Democratic votes to gain approval from the panel where one Republican, Senator Rand Paul , has pledged to oppose him. Several groups are reportedly targeting vulnerable red-state Democrats who are on the fence about his nomination.

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah fires Man Utd warning: Don't slack off
Worked tirelessly for his team and then was rewarded with a goal at the end. 72' - GOAL! West Brom 0-2 Liverpool . Firstly, the Englishman was brought down off the ball by Craig Dawson in what seemed a stonewall penalty.

Congress Releases James Comey's Memos On Donald Trump
The Justice Department turned over Comey's partially redacted memos detailing his conversations with Trump to Congress Thursday. Mr Trump's team said that Mr Giuliani's aim was to "resolve" the Mueller investigation as quickly as possible.

Strong all-round effort from Bravo helps Chennai to healthy win
The visiting team then stopped the hosts at 178 for six, with medium pacer Deepak Chahar doing the bulk of the damage. The right-handed Bravo finished unbeaten on 24 from 16 balls with four boundaries.

Boston Celtics blow great opportunity in Milwaukee
Now - just as much as Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward - the "Jay-Team" holds the keys to the next great Boston basketball team. The Bucks led by 20 points with 7:37 remaining in the third quarter before the Celtics got back in the game with a torrid run.

© 2015 Stocks News Daily. All Rights reserved.