It looks like Amazon is adding smart refrigerators to its massive product line. According to a new report, Project Pulse uses some of the same technologies available in Amazon Go stores, so it can track food in the fridge and order more if resources are tight.
Insider wrote that the company has been working on this product for at least two years. The team behind the Amazon Go system is developing the project, and members of the Amazon Fresh and Lab126 hardware teams are also involved in developing the smart fridge.
This refrigerator has several built-in cameras and uses computer vision. Keep track of what's inside. This allows customers to walk out of stores with their items and the price is automatically deducted from their Amazon account.
In addition, it has been reported that refrigerators can control users' shopping habits to provide suggestions. For example, if the purchased item sells regularly, it can notify the user and make it easier to order more Whole Foods or Amazon Fresh. Project Pulse may also be able to provide instructions that include items close to their expiration date. Top priority.
Smart refrigerators are not a new concept, but the Amazon version seems to offer more features and functionality than most.
Although $50 million has been spent on this project, there's no guarantee we'll ever see an Amazon refrigerator. It also states that the company will likely cooperate with production partners if it enters the market. But with thermostats, stoves, televisions, and other products in their stables, adding a smart refrigerator seems highly likely.
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Amazon is said to be working on a smart fridge that tracks its contents