The service relies on the connected technologies found in many of today’s vehicles and gives Amazon’s delivery people access – using an “encrypted authentication process” – to open a vehicle trunk, which is then automatically locked immediately afterward. Available free to Amazon Prime members, the service lets users track in-car delivery status with real-time notifications via an Amazon Key app.

Packages can be delivered to user vehicles parked at a usual delivery address in a publicly available spot. Supported vehicles include most 2015 model year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo vehicles with an active connected car service plan, such as OnStar or Volvo On Call.

The company plans to add other automobile brands over time. To be eligible for delivery, packages cannot weigh over 50 pounds, be larger than 26 x 21 x 16 inches in size, require a signature, or be valued over $1,300. In addition, says Amazon, packages coming from a third-party seller are also not eligible for in-car delivery.

The new service is an expansion of the company’s Amazon Key in-home delivery service that was launched last year.

Amazon Key In-Car

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