This AI food truck could bring fresh produce directly to you

green food truck with fruit and veggie decals on the front

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence is
trending worldwide, which is why it is also a prominent component
of CES 2019. But as
interest in futuristic tech grows, so does consumer interest in
fresh, local food. The farm-to-table concept continues to gain
popularity, which is why Panasonic has proposed an innovative
mash-up of these two seemingly polar opposites — an AI mobile
delivery service that operates like an ice cream truck to bring
local fruits, vegetables and other grocery items directly to
you.

fake foods on display behind glass counters

SPACe_C eMart is part of Panasonics broader model of mobility
solutions called SPACe_C. This particular concept is just that —
a proof of concept idea that, once it gains investment, could
quickly and easily become a reality. Unlike many current food
delivery services, the eMart would not only just deliver fresh
produce, but also
teach consumers precise information about the specific products
they buy.

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fake fish on display behind glass counter

The mobile delivery service would operate like an ice cream
truck, traveling through neighborhoods and central locations to
make it easy for consumers to pick up groceries, say, on their way
home from work or just before preparing dinner.

fake pork on display behind glass counter

Each grocery item would be equipped with a QR code that could
share information on expiration dates as well as notify users if
the item is organic
or GMO and where it came from. The truck would also feature a
unique, refrigerated cabin that would use precise temperature and
humidity controls for each type of food to ensure optimal
freshness. These high-tech controls and food life cycle tracking
systems would be powered by AI.

fake fruits on display behind glass counter

The overall goal of the SPACe_C eMart is to bring fresh, local
and healthy foods to
consumers in an efficient manner, but we imagine this design could
also be implemented further to help provide fresh produce and food
education to food deserts and underserved communities.


+ Panasonic

Photography by Inhabitat

Source: FS – All – Ecology – News 2
This AI food truck could bring fresh produce directly to you