Amazon Delivers to Car Trunks, Acquires IoT Platform
Amazon.com is the first online retailer to offer customers delivery directly into their car trunk. And it's not stopping there — Amazon has also acquired an "Internet of Things" (IoT) platform called 2lemetry, presumably to tie in with its Dash Replenishment Service that enables connected devices to order physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low. Amazon is working with Audi Connect Easy Delivery, which will operate through temporary authorization for keyless access to the car's luggage compartment. The new service will provide customers with the option of entering their Audi as the shipping address for online orders.