I gave Amazon the keys to my car last week, and it went pretty well.
Not that Amazon needed a lift (and the actual key was a digital one.) I was testing a new program, launching Tuesday, that lets Amazon drivers unlock a customer’s vehicle via an app and leave their packages inside it, rather than on their doorstep. Think of it as Amazon turning your car into a locker, only you get to decide where the locker is located — and you can move it around.
It’s a new addition to the Amazon Key program, which began in October, that allows Amazon drivers to open customers’ front doors and leave packages inside.
The Amazon Key In-Car program is available to Prime members where Amazon Key delivery is available, currently 37 metro areas across the United States. It works with same-day, two-day and standard shipping. You don’t have to be signed up for the door program to use the car delivery program. There’s no installation cost, unlike the Amazon Key home smart lock and camera necessary for in-home delivery, which costs $220.
In-car delivery is restricted to a handful of car brands: compatible 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with an active OnStar account, or a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with active Volvo On Call. Amazon says support for more vehicle makes and models will be added over time.