It seems like every year, the porch pirate epidemic worsens. You know, those shady scumbags who see a package on someone’s porch and decide to snatch it. Online retailers see this as a deterrent to using their services and are looking for new ways to prevent it. Recently, Amazon and Acura teamed up to thwart these thieves with the new Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery.
In all third-generation RDX models, which arrived in 2019, with AcuraLink and a Remote Package subscription or trial can have their Amazon Prime deliveries left in their vehicles instead of on their porches. All they do is download the Key by Amazon app on their phone and connect it to their Amazon account. Then they add their vehicle information and choose the “In-Car” option on the checkout screen and register a delivery address, like home or work.
On delivery day, the RDX owner simply parks their vehicle within two blocks of the registered delivery address, and the Amazon driver will find the car via GPS, open the vehicle, place the package, and lock everything up. Of course, the RDX owner will receive notifications when the package is arriving and that the driver locked the vehicle.
This in-car delivery is available now to Amazon Prime members in 50 cities and their surrounding areas.