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Old 25-05-2011   #1
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Tesco unveils a satnav system that could put an end to aimlessly wandering the aisles.
At the next aisle take a left and after two metres turn right. You have reached your destination Ė now pop the cornflakes into your trolley. Tesco is trialling the ultimate trolley dash dream in one of its Essex stores, a satnav system to help you find what you want. No more aimlessly wandering the aisles. Tap the product into an app on your smartphone and a map will pop up showing your position and where you can locate it.
That's the theory. Let's see how it goes in Romford first . . .
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/ma...-satnav-system

Not sure it would catch on. One for the "boys" I would think, but I could be wrong?
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One for the busy bee's that don't even have time to shop properly.

I don't see this catching on, technology is growing far too rapidly and half the things invented/used are useless, we'd all be so much better without the use of the majority of them. Oh how I wish I was around in the 'good old days'.

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Dont tesco already do this? im sure they got an iPhone app that does it though only works in larger stores.

It's not exactly too hard for them to do, the shelve stackers use computers to tell them exactly where to stack items. All it seems to be is to allow the general public to see limited data from this system.
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Dont tesco already do this? im sure they got an iPhone app that does it though only works in larger stores.

It's not exactly too hard for them to do, the shelve stackers use computers to tell them exactly where to stack items. All it seems to be is to allow the general public to see limited data from this system.
I love that app! Saved my so much time at work lol. Only downside is I get crap signal at work.
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its gonna be a lol when someone makes a mistake and puts the cornflakes on the wrong self

dont tescos and other supermarkets organise their aisles and food etc so when people walk through looking for what they want they are tempted by the bargains and stuff

with the sat nav system people are gonna be looking at that instead of the shelves
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remember sainsburrys and the old self checkout?
scan as you go around and just weigh everything at the end?
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This would be cool if you could input all the stuff you wanted before you get there, then it gives you the fastest route.

With live traffic updates of course, incase the chocolate aisle is congested ...
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This would be cool if you could input all the stuff you wanted before you get there, then it gives you the fastest route.

With live traffic updates of course, incase the chocolate aisle is congested ...
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With live traffic updates of course, incase the chocolate aisle is congested ...
And "cleanup in aisle 5, code red, cleanup in aisle 5"

now the really strange thing is (as was mentioned earlier), supermarkets actively change their store to force customers to look for stuff in the hope that they will spot a bargain en route to their usual buys. - I wonder if this app will not take you on 'your' best route but on 'their' best route, the one that takes you past the bargain bins etc?
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And "cleanup in aisle 5, code red, cleanup in aisle 5"

now the really strange thing is (as was mentioned earlier), supermarkets actively change their store to force customers to look for stuff in the hope that they will spot a bargain en route to their usual buys. - I wonder if this app will not take you on 'your' best route but on 'their' best route, the one that takes you past the bargain bins etc?
i was wondering that but then people will still be paying more attention to the sat nav then whats around them

that would be funny trolly dodgems
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that would be funny trolly dodgems
That already happens anyway...










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