Smart Carts Are Here!
Exactly two years ago, Sobeys Inc. set up a groundbreaking pilot program at its Glen Abbey store in Oakville, Ont.
It was to test the Smart Cart “intelligent grocery shopping cart,” and now it is slowly being introduced to Atlantic Canada. The first location is the Sobeys in Clayton Park.
“The ability to shop, scan, bag items, and pay all from the cart
according to a company news release at the time, the technology scans and weighs products as customers place them in the cart, displays a running tally of purchases and allows customers to pay on the spot.
Equipped with artificial-intelligence and machine-learning technology, the cart is said to evolve to improve the shopping experience. For example, the cart’s screen will eventually help customers navigate the store to complete a shopping list, highlight sale promotions and make product suggestions.
(Is it just me or are things advancing way too quickly????)