Amazon Ditches ‘Just Walk Out’ Technology from All Fresh Grocery Stores in the US: An Analysis of the Issues and Challenges Faced by the Self-Checkout System.

Amazon abandons ‘Just Walk Out’ technology due to ongoing problems

In recent news, Amazon has announced that it will be removing its “Just Walk Out” technology from all of its Fresh grocery stores across the United States. The decision comes after reports of various issues with the self-checkout system, which was designed to offer a more automated shopping experience for consumers.

One of the main problems with the system was its reliance on a multitude of cameras, sensors, and 1,000 human eyeballs to function properly. Despite being touted as cashier-less, consumers were constantly scanned by these devices during their shopping trip. Additionally, reports indicated that more than 1,000 real people in India were scanning the camera feeds to ensure that all patrons were accurately checking out.

Another challenge faced by Amazon was legal issues related to the technology. A class action suit in New York accused the company of collecting biometric identifier information without properly disclosing the practices to consumers, which violated the state’s Biometric Identifier Information Law.

Due to these issues and more, Amazon has decided to remove the Just Walk Out technology from its Fresh grocery stores, which were only present in half of the total amount of Amazon Fresh stores in the US. This move is expected to improve customer satisfaction and reduce complaints about technical difficulties with the system.

Leave a Reply