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AdWeek reports that "Amazon will deliver orders directly to Prime members’ cars this holiday season. In-car delivery is now available in 50 U.S. cities through its Key by Amazon service, which also facilitates deliveries within customers’ homes and garages."

The story notes that "Amazon first launched in-car delivery about a year and a half ago for Prime members with compatible vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo. It has since added Ford to the list.

"While in-car delivery was available for the holidays last year, this is the first year Amazon is really touting it as a fulfillment option … To receive in-car deliveries, U.S. Prime members must download the Amazon Key app and link it with their connected car service accounts. On delivery day, the app allows customers to check if they’ve parked within range of the delivery location and provides notifications like when the package is en route and when it has been delivered."


• The Boston Globe reports that Amazon announced "a big expansion of its robotics operation, leasing 350,000 square feet at a shuttered drug manufacturing plant" in Westborough, Massachusetts.

According to the story, " The company plans to spend $40 million upgrading a former AstraZeneca facility, where it expects to add about 200 workers over the next few years, designing, building, and testing robotics equipment.

"The move will further cement Boston’s status as a robotics hub for the e-commerce giant, which bought North Reading’s Kiva Systems in 2012. That firm’s technology, which picks and sorts packages for faster delivery, has proved to be a key ingredient in the explosion of Amazon’s ever-more-automated logistics and distribution centers around the country, and the presence of what’s now called Amazon Robotics in Greater Boston has grown to several hundred employees."
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