Online shopping platform Amazon is reportedly making a smart refrigerator for consumer use.
Business Insider says that Amazon will be using technology for its cashierless stores to power the smart refrigerator. The ‘smart’ function keeps track of items that are about to expire and reminds users of repeat purchase items, such as milk or eggs that are running low on supplies.
Furthermore, BI mentioned that the fridge will have integration with Whole Foods and Fresh delivery service and grocery chain for replenishing food items and stock, and it can suggest recipes for items that are ‘getting old’.
It’s rumored that Amazon is in talks with several manufacturing partners and large electronic consumer brands and has already invested about $100 million since it began the smart fridge project two years ago. The product is Amazon’s extension to the smart home strategy and taps into the same demand as meal delivery services, according to ABI Research director Jonathan Collins.