Amazon to Offer Package Delivery in Your Car

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Amazon says it’s bringing packages directly into your vehicle, if you’re willing to trust it.

The free service is called Amazon Key In-Car Delivery. It is aimed at more than 100 million Prime members in 37 cities.

With an app, customers can buy a product on Amazon, then authorize their car to be unlocked remotely when the delivery person is nearby. No key or security code is needed.

Amazon says it will notify you after the package is in the trunk and the vehicle is locked back up.

The service will work for Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC vehicles with On-Star from 2015 or later, as well as for Volvos with On-Call.

But Amazon In-Car Delivery is yet another innovation that requires turning over valuable personal information to total strangers, with no way to track or monitor what happens.

“People really need to start thinking about where their boundaries are where data is concerned,” said Jon Fortt with CNBC. “What exactly are you comfortable with? What are you going to allow? What are you not going to allow?”

Amazon is now reportedly testing robots for inside your home, that move freely from room to room.

Amazon is not commenting.

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