Amazon Go store swaps cashiers for sensors to remove queues

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Long checkout queues are a thing of the past at Amazon‘s new app-enabled store, which allows shoppers to simply walk out with their groceries.

The Amazon Go store in Seattle welcomed its first customers yesterday, 22 January 2018. This marked the debut of the company’s sensor technology that detects items taken off the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual shopping cart.

The sensors – similar to those used in self-driving vehicles – automatically notice when items are removed or put back on the shelves, in proximity to the shopper’s smartphone. Continue reading