We keep hearing about how Amazon’s Echo and Alexa are eating up the home market but nobody has any numbers to support the contention. Dave Farrington unveils Amazon’s man behind the curtain delivery plans.
Amazon is testing a method to unlock your car’s trunk so packages can be dropped off wherever you parked the car; again, delivery drone or truck driver. Ostensibly, either one could find your car’s location, double-check the license number, and use some kind of remote unlock technology to open the car’s trunk so the package could be delivered.
What could go wrong?
The whole idea of Echo and Alexa and drones and inside home invasion deliveries seems plausible but is rife with problems, not including the aforementioned roaming bands of raccoons who might mistake the drone for a toy that can be chewed, tackled, and just played with until the blades stop spinning and the lights go out.
That would make a great YouTube video gone viral.
My guess is the obvious one. Amazon and Bezos don’t care about delivery via drone and they know most of us will not allow entry to domicile or vehicle (which, I thought, was going away in place of driverless cars on demand) but spreading the gospel of advanced technology keeps investors happy and Bezos remains a rich man.
Brilliant con man? Delusional executive? You choose.
I see some of both.