“An autonomous grocery store department on wheels”

Robomart

#Food

Sun, Jan 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The concept of the grocery store itself is now under assault with the idea of the Robomart, an autonomous vehicle loaded with the kind of things you'd want from your supermarket: groceries, prepared foods, and baked goods.

Customers would license the platform, vehicle and all, on a 24 month lease. “It’s significantly cheaper than setting up a new store,” Ahmed said. “And customers can shop for goods without pre-ordering.”

Interiors come equipped with either a refrigeration or heating system, and Ahmed says he’s talked to wholesalers about equipping separate trucks to mimic different sections of a grocery aisle — from dairy, to poultry, to meat, to vegetables.

A final benefit for retailers, Ahmed said, is that grocers and other retailers who license the technology will retain all of the customer information rather than giving it away to Uber, Postmates, Instacart or others.

  193

 

You may also be interested in:

Canada is Racist for Selling Edibile Seal Products to the Chinese
What the Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels Are Used For: Delivering Kentuchy Fried Chicken
The Coffeebrewer: Disposable French Press
Burrito Bomber: Flying Drone Delivers Burritos Like Smart Bombs
Cookie Misfortune Evil Fortune Cookie