Mobile Madness - The Moby Mart

June 19, 2017 -
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moby mart autonomous store

Technology continues to advance and allow us to live futuristic lifestyles. Everything is automated - cars, cities, homes, machines, phones and now, stores. 

Swedish startup 'Wheelys' partnered with Hefei University in China and tech firm Himalafy, in order to produce a mobile shop, which is said to be similar to Amazons ‘Go’ store.

Currently operating in Shanghai, this futuristic store is driverless, cash-less, cashier-less and operates on wheels.

Check out the video below that gives a visual to how the autonomous store Moby Mart operates. 

The wide rollout hasn't been announced yet, but we look forward to keeping you posted on the development and succession of this mobile - mart.

Moby Mart Specs 

  • size of a small bus 
  • always open
  • solar powered
  • self-driving
  • sensors 
The store offers a variety of food, snacks and magazines and even has drones on the roof, which can deliver products within a three mile radius.  

To access the store, you swipe in with an app, pick up and scan items you want, then walk out - the sum of the items selected  is automatically deducted from your bank card.  You can also locate where the shop is currently located as well. Upon entering the Moby Mart, guests are greeted by Hol, "a holographic AI which is the ‘face’ of the store".

The Moby Mart restocks itself by alerting the warehouse as to what they are low on, and then driving itself to the warehouse to stock up.  Currently, the shop is controlled by remote human beings but the plan is to make the navigation autonomous by next year using artificial intelligence. 

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Sociology studies immersed Nicole in the study of human social relationships and institutions.   An understanding of how human action and consciousness shape our surrounding social and cultural structures has provided unique insights into the digital media space.  There has been a paradigm shift in technology and its impact on society, as the use of digital engagement and technology use has transformed this landscape.  Nicole has taken a keen interest in understanding digital engagement and social media, and in particular, the impact of this digital ecosystem for clients, customers, consumers, partners, and key stakeholders. After graduating from Conestoga College with an Office Administration diploma, Nicole decided to further her postsecondary education in Sociology at York University.  Marketing work experience, followed in client services, supporting promotional initiatives and creative campaigns for Nissan, Infiniti and Expedia. Nicole Reilly is as energetic as she is efficient, and has a passion for people. As a 'shindig specialist' Nicole enjoys good company, conversation and food.  During her downtime she likes to read and write or get creative in the kitchen.
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