Honda has today announced the launch of a new ‘Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery’ service for its HondaLink Remote Services connected-car system subscribers, that allows owners of select Honda vehicles to use the Key by Amazon app and have their packages delivered to their vehicles, in select cities in the United States.
The new service is being offered for free to owners of HondaLink subscribers with Amazon Prime membership. “This latest addition to HondaLink provides a new service, heightening the Honda owner experience in this increasingly connected world,” said Daniel Tiet, project leader at American Honda Motor Co.
To enjoy the Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery service, members need to download the Key by Amazon app and enter their HondaLink credentials, which enables Amazon delivery agents limited use of the remote features through the connected-car system. Once done, customers can shop on Amazon and select the “In-Car” delivery option at checkout.
On delivery day, customers should park within two blocks of their selected delivery address. Customers will receive a 4-hour delivery window and an “Arriving Now” notification when the delivery driver is headed to their vehicle. Once Amazon determines that the customer’s car is within range of the delivery address, the driver will locate the car using its GPS location. After the vehicle is identified, the driver scans the package and requests for the vehicle to be unlocked. The driver then places the package inside the car and requests for the vehicle to be relocked.
Amazon is also offering customers a $10 Amazon gift card after placing their first In-Car Delivery order for a limited time. No word when and if this service will ever come to Canada, but it’s just another Amazon service for Prime members in the U.S.