Amazon Key with In-Car Delivery
What Could Go Wrong?
Amazon has introduced a new addition to their Amazon Key delivery system - In-Car Delivery! For those of you who don't know, Amazon Key is a system that allows Amazon delivery drivers to enter your house by way of an encrypted digital key that only they have access to. This allowed the drivers to place your package, whatever it may be, inside your house and away from any potential thieves or bad weather. Naturally, people became skeptical of allowing a stranger into their unoccupied house. Amazon must have had positive enough feedback to decide to expand where their drivers have access. Thus, In-Car Delivery was born!
What does it do? Well, much like the original idea, In-Car Delivery allows for Amazon drivers to remotely unlock your trunk in order to place your package in a secure location. Once again, people have grown skeptical of this new system that now allows strangers to have access to your vehicle. In it's early stages, the In-Car Delivery system is limited to newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Volvo, and Cadillac vehicles that are equipped with an active connected car service. In addition, only select cities are eligible for In-Car Delivery. Check your eligibility here.
Are There Any Benefits?
While most people are hesitant to allow a stranger inside their vehicle for any period of time, the In-Car Delivery system does have it's perks. Let's say you live in an apartment in a not-so-good area of town. The In-Car Delivery system will give you peace of mind knowing that your package is safe, and secure, in the trunk of your car. Or, as the video above describes, if the forecast is showing rain on the day of delivery, you can rest assured that your package will not be damaged by the elements. Amazon has stated that they "have implemented a number of measures to make in-car delivery secure, including confirming that the vehicle is securely locked before the driver can move away from the vehicle, and automatically activating a relock in the unlikely event a car remains unlocked beyond a brief period.
This system is very risk vs reward. It is up to you to decide if the satisfaction of knowing your package is in a safe place is worth the risk of providing brief access to your property. Would you use the Amazon Key Delivery system? Let us know in the comments below!