A shopping cart that is smart enough to know which aisle you are in, where chocolate is, and how much you have spent so far, will be launched in Brisbane next month.
By tracking infrared devices installed on the ceiling, the smart trolley system has been on trial for 18 months in stores in Victoria and new states.
It will be launched in carlindale IGA on February 6.
Shoppers can use one of the 20 computers
Prior to this, the trolley was enabled and a soft launch was carried out on January 30.
"The only way to test if it works properly is to actually use it in the store," said a company spokesman behind the trolley, VIP retail company Amanda Valis.
The trolley is equipped with an LCD screen and control panel that can be used to find items in the store, to scan when purchasing a product, or to use a pre-listed list
Load on the website.
Carts also remind shoppers to enter-store specials.
"Some people look at the cart and are actually a little scared, but most people really like it once they try," said Vallis MS . ".
"They can use them as carts if they don't want to try (
Features not added).
"Ms. Vallis said that the company relies heavily on consumer feedback on the working condition of the trolley.
VIP Retail plans to roll out carts to more stores, but the introduction of innovation is relatively slow due to the complexity of each store's installation.