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Saturday, February 19, 2005

Smart Carts Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You?
In this article, eWEEK reports about new smart carts announced by Fujitsu. After entering your shopping list on your Bluetooth-enabled PDA, you'll go to your supermarket and pick a smart cart which will download your list on the rugged screen (read brat-proof) of its $1,200 unit.

The system will lead you around the store, alert you about promotions, show you new recipes and update the shopping list in real time. It also can send messages to the deli or pharmacy sections and tell you when your order is ready. The U-Scan Shopper system allows you to remain anonymous and to receive only regular store promotions. Or you can use a loyalty card, receive targeted ads or recipes based on your shopping history, which will be maintained in the retailer's databases.

The article doesn't say anything about shoppers who still use paper lists, but I bet these carts are still not smart enough to guess what is written on them. Read more for other details and a picture of what you'll see on this smart cart's screen.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 7:51 AM Comments (0)
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