|Autonomous, Staffless Mobile Store Testing in Shanghai
|A new self-driving grocery store has opened in Shanghai, aimed at totally changing the way that people shop.
The Moby Mart, created by Swedish startup Wheelys (in cooperation with retail company Himalafy and Hefei University), will operate 24/7 with no human staff. It runs on solar power with a mission of making grocery shopping environmentally-friendly, easy to access, and cheaper to operate.
Customers must download an app in order to shop at Moby, and once they have collected their groceries, the store scans and charges them accordingly. The app also lets you call a nearby Moby to your area. Advanced AI technology allows each travelling store to know when to restock on groceries.
News source: Shanghaiist.com