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Gorehamj posted a topic in The NewsroomJohn Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 1-11-2019 Hot on the heels of Amazon being able to deliver packages to your trunk, the company can now also open your garage door, place the packages inside, and then close the door. The trick is the myQ garage door and the Amazon Key App that works on your device - and Amazon's. You also have to be a Prime member of Amazon. The app will also let you know anytime the door is opened and allow you to open and close it from your device. Pretty neat. You will need a Chamberlain myQ smart hub , sold for about $80 on Amazon, or a new garage door opener from the company that has that technology already built in. With Amazon Alexa and Google assistants, many similar functions are already finding ways to make life easier. This seems like a logical next step. Hey, here is a quick brain teaser for our eco-conscious members. Can you identify the thingy hanging between the garage doors and name its brand?
Gorehamj posted a topic in The NewsroomJohn Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4-24-2018 General Motors and Amazon have finalized the rollout of a new delivery service that will allow GM owners with OnStar to have their Amazon deliveries placed directly into the trunk or cargo area of their 2015 or newer GM vehicle. Called Amazon Key In-Car, the service is now available in 37 cities and will rapidly expand. “Partnering with Amazon to leverage our embedded in-vehicle connectivity gives Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the option to conveniently receive deliveries inside their vehicle parked at home, work or near other locations in their Amazon address book,” said Alan Batey, President, General Motors North America. “This is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience.” Users can track the progress of the package and are notified when it is delivered and locked inside the vehicle. “The in-car delivery option is another way Amazon helps ensure that my order is delivered safely and conveniently. Setup was super easy for my OnStar-equipped car—I granted Amazon Key permission to open my car’s trunk and the ability to relock my car when done, and that was it,” said Scott L. from Miami, one of the Amazon Prime members who received early access to the service. “I can’t wait to check my car’s trunk to see what’s delivered next!” To get started users need only go to Amazon and download the app. If you own a Volvo, you are also eligible for the service. Thus far, only the GM brands and Volvo can take advantage of the service.