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Amazon In-Car Delivery Comes to Honda

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Through the “Key by Amazon” app, Honda owners subscribed to the HondaLink Remote Services connected in-car system will now be able to benefit from Amazon’s in-car delivery service, which makes it possible to have Amazon Prime packages delivered straight to your vehicle.

The service comes at no extra cost to owners of select 2018-2020 model year Accord, Accord Hybrid, Insight, Odyssey, Passport, and Pilot vehicles equipped with the HondaLink Remote Package. Additionally, the service is only available in one of 50 supported cities, which you can find on the official Amazon website.

This is how it works: You download the Key by Amazon app to your smartphone, then log in with your usual Amazon information. Then you select the year, make, and model of your car, after which the app will request your HondaLink credentials.

Once all of that is done, it effectively gives Amazon delivery agents a limited ability to use some of the remote features that you can use via the Honda app, such as the ability to lock or unlock the vehicle via smartphone.

Related: Learn more about HondaLink technology

When purchasing an item on Amazon, you can choose the “in-car” delivery option at checkout. You’ll then receive a four-hour delivery window and you will need to park your car within two blocks of the address you specified in the order.

Using the app, the delivery agent can then locate your vehicle, scan the package, and request for the vehicle to be unlocked. They will then place the package inside the car and request the vehicle to be locked again, after which you will receive a notification that your car is locked with the package waiting inside.

It’s a bit of a strange process if you are the type of person to be concerned about privacy, but it has a number of potential convenient uses, such as when you want to take delivery of an item while traveling. Additionally, apartment dwellers may like the option to have a package delivered straight to their vehicle as an alternative to having it sit right outside the door for potential thieves to snatch.

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