Later this year, Amazon's grocery store in Los Angeles will be equipped with the innovative new Amazon Dash Cart, which lets consumers checkout without a cashier. The smart shopping cart boasts a touchscreen and other components so that it can detect the items that are added to the cart. Rather than needing to wheel the cart through the checkout lane as usual, consumers can head to a special lane that supports a totally cashierless and digital experience.
While Amazon has created stores like Amazon Go that are equipped with sensors, cameras and other pieces of equipment to track consumers taking or putting back items from shelves, this smart shopping cart offers more or less the same idea and supports a vision for the future of contactless shopping—and one that's especially relevant during a global pandemic.
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