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Amazon unveils smart shopping trolley

  • July 23, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Amazon has introduced Dash Cart, a smart shopping trolley for brick-and-mortar groceries that lets shoppers skip the checkout queue.
 
The cart combines computer vision algorithms and sensor fusion to identify items that have been put into the cart. When the shopper leaves through the store’s Amazon Dash Cart lane, sensors automatically identify the trolley and the payment is processed using a credit card on the shopper’s Amazon account.
 
The cart has some convenient features for grocery shopping, including a screen at the top where users can access their Alexa Shopping List to check items off and view their subtotal. In addition, every trolley has a coupon scanner where store coupons can be applied while shopping.
 
The cart will be available at the Amazon grocery store in Woodland Hills, California, later this year.
 
When the cart is available, there will be a QR code in the Amazon app that will enable users to sign in and begin using the trolley. After that, they just place their bags in the cart and start shopping.
 
When users have finished shopping, they simply exit through the store’s Amazon Dash Cart lane and their receipt is emailed to them.
 
Amazon Dash Cart is specifically designed for small- to medium-sized grocery trips and fits two grocery bags. Users can shop Amazon’s entire grocery selection using the cart.