Amazon Begins Delivering Packages to Car Trunks, Back Seats 

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Amazon is already entering people's homes via its Amazon Key in-home delivery service. But beginning this morning, Amazon rolled out a new service that will deliver packages to parked cars, depositing them either in the trunk or the back seat. Salt Lake City, Seattle and Portland are a few of the dozens of U.S. cities where the service is being tested. Boise isn't on that list just yet.

Company officials say the new in-car delivery service is available with a variation of Amazon Key. Additionally, customers must have a 2015 or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle with an active account with OnStar for the in-car service to work. Owners of 2015 or newer Volvos with On Call will also be eligible in the 37 cities selected for the service.

The New York Times reports that Amazon will expand the in-car delivery service over time.

"We believe in offering customers choices," Amazon Key general manager Rohit Shrivastava told the Times. "This product may not be for everyone."

What's next? Bloomberg News reports that Amazon developers are working on robots that will roam around private homes, which it hopes to market as early as next year.
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