Would You Give Amazon the Keys to Your Car?

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The notion of privacy has certainly taken a hit in the age of social media. Internet users are constantly having to ask themselves what information they are comfortable sharing with tech companies and the general public and what information should remain private and protected.


Now comes yet another question from mega-delivery service Amazon: would you be willing to give your package delivery service the keys to your car?

As an add-on to the in-home Amazon Key service (in which Amazon has remote access to electronic locks in your home in order to place packages inside), they will now offer the option of leaving the entry codes to your vehicle for package delivery.

CBS-LA reports the service is already available to Prime members in the Los Angeles area, Orange County, San Diego and other areas of California.

The in-car delivery service is available to members of Amazon Prime whose cars are parked in publicly accessible areas, such as on the street in front of an apartment building, at a workplace parking lot, or in a driveway. Amazon won’t deliver to a private parking garage or other places where access to a vehicle is not readily available. Packages are placed in the vehicle’s trunk or out of plain sight.

On the day a package is scheduled for delivery, customers can use the Amazon Key app to confirm that their car is parked in a place where a delivery can be made.

Currently, deliveries are only available to owners of 2015 year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM’s OnStar connected-car service, and those with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account.


What do you think? Would you feel comfortable allowing Amazon access to your vehicle to deliver a package you’ve been waiting for?


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