Walmart Is Developing Self-Driving Shopping Carts

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (CBS4) – Walmart is working on self-driving shopping carts.

Sounds like something out of “Back to the Future,” right? But CBS Boston reports that the retailer has filed a patent for carts with motors and video cameras.

The filed patent states that the configured circuit would “receive a shopping container request from a user interface device associated with the customer,” meaning that customers would, apparently,¬†hail the carts much like an Uber, possibly with a smartphone app.

Walmart has not yet announced when the self-driving carts may appear in stores.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver


Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia