Dash Cart identifies the user, accounts and weighs the purchase, adds the amount and avoids queues
Amazon just provided a closer glimpse at what the shopping experience at its first grocery store will be like with the unveiling of the Amazon Dash Cart — a smart shopping cart that can detect which items you place in it.
The cart is designed for handling one or two bags of groceries, and customers using the cart will be able to skip the checkout line. Amazon says it's rolling out the Dash Cart at its grocery store in Woodland Hills, California, when it opens later this year.
The cart uses machine learning to identify items placed in the cart and comes equipped with a touch screen. When leaving the store, sensors identify the shopper's cart and automatically charge the associated Amazon account.
Based on Amazon's introductory video, the Dash Cart seems to work almost like a mobile self-checkout. Shoppers would log in using a QR code in Amazon's app before placing their bags in the cart. The cart identifies barcode items as they're placed in the bag, and shoppers can use the touch screen to type in codes for non-barcode items like produce.
What is Amazon Dash Cart?
It’s a new smart shopping cart that makes a quick grocery trip even quicker by allowing you to skip the checkout line.
How does Amazon Dash Cart work?
The cart uses a combination of computer vision algorithms and sensor fusion to identify items you put in the cart. When you exit through the store’s Amazon Dash Cart lane, sensors automatically identify the cart, and your payment is processed using the credit card on your Amazon account.
What are some features of the Amazon Dash Cart?
The cart has some convenient features for grocery shopping, including a screen at the top where you can access your Alexa Shopping List to check items oﬀ and view your subtotal. In addition, every cart is equipped with a coupon scanner where you can quickly apply store coupons as you shop.