It’s Coming! Smart Shopping Carts!
Via The National Post and CTV News:
Canadian grocery chain Sobeys is testing a computerized shopping cart that lets customers scan groceries and pay for them without having to line up at a checkout counter. The machine, called “Smart Cart”, operates like a self-checkout on wheels, with a built-in scale to weigh produce, and a scanner plus a screen to show the price total and a card reader for payment. The customer scans their groceries, pays, and leaves. Soon, Sobeys hopes their carts will be able to analyze what a shopper has put in it without the need to scan a barcode. It will also be able to take a customer’s grocery list and plan a route through the store, guiding them to each item using an on-screen map. Or, a customer could choose a recipe and have the cart show them where to find the ingredients.
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