Japan has tested a “smart cart” for shopping in supermarkets. It is reported by Tech Insider.
The invention appeared in a retail network of Osaka. It intend to introduce in the shops of other cities in 2018.
“Japanese shopping cart itself scans the electronic tags on the goods, and calculates the final cost of purchases”, – the newspaper notes.
At the time the buyer pays, the bottom of the basket is shifted, and the goods neatly placed in a plastic bag.
The initiators of the “smart basket” indicated that they sought to reduce queues at the box office and speed up the process of paying for purchases.
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