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To stop porch thieves, Amazon will put packages in cars

To stop porch thieves from stealing packages after delivery, Amazon is now testing a new concept where they’ll put customers’ packages in their parked cars.

Amazon is rolling out the program in 37 cities for customers with new compatible vehicles. With Amazon Key In-Car, Prime members with compatible vehicles now have the convenience of having packages delivered inside their cars when parked in a publicly accessible area, typically at their home or workplace, the company said in a statement.

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In-car delivery is available at no extra cost for Prime members.

Customers download the Amazon Key App and then link their Amazon account with their connected car service account. Once setup is complete and the delivery location has been registered, customers can shop on Amazon.com and select the “In-Car” delivery option at checkout.

“In-car delivery gives customers that same peace of mind and allows them to take the Amazon experience with them. And, with no additional hardware or devices required, customers can start ordering in-car delivery today,” said Peter Larsen, vice president of delivery technology at Amazon.

In-car delivery is available to customers with a compatible 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle with an active OnStar account, and customers with a 2015 or newer Volvo vehicle with an active Volvo On Call account. Support for even more vehicle makes and models will be added over time.

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