Sat Nav Shopping trolley/cart

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« on: 23/03/2008 20:33:20 »
Hi all, I just love dotty inventions. SAT NAVs seem to be getting everywhere. A few weeks ago they were fitting them to old peoples walking frames so that if they wondered off they could find their way home. This week they have put them onto shopping trolley's/cart's so that if the supermarket moves things around you can find out which aisle they moved too.
Where else will they put them?
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« Reply #1 on: 23/03/2008 21:22:09 »
I may be wrong, but I don't think satnav is yet accurate enough to pinpoint individual isles. What some large stores use is their own in-house nav system using microwave signals that a device on the trolly triangulates. That's been around for a few years.
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« Reply #2 on: 23/03/2008 23:00:11 »
It should be good at finding Toblarones then.
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« Reply #3 on: 24/03/2008 07:16:03 »
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« Reply #4 on: 24/03/2008 19:02:16 »
They can put Sat Navs on cotton to aid been threaded through a needles eye.
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« Reply #5 on: 24/03/2008 19:06:34 »
HUH???

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« Reply #6 on: 25/03/2008 20:05:29 »
They can put Sat Navs on cotton to aid been threaded through a needles eye.

I like your thinking. Perhaps they could fit them on door keys so that when you are drunk you can still get them in the lock.
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« Reply #7 on: 25/03/2008 20:13:22 »
Hmmm... how about fitting them to the brats so we know if they really are in bed?
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« Reply #8 on: 27/03/2008 23:21:16 »
I may be wrong, but I don't think satnav is yet accurate enough to pinpoint individual isles. What some large stores use is their own in-house nav system using microwave signals that a device on the trolly triangulates. That's been around for a few years.
Ya.. It's probably not sat navigation, because that's too expensive to go on every cart anyway.. It's probably that they put a ermm... whatcha-call-it.. thing that beeps signals out, and the cart has like transmitter blah dee blah device things, so that it knows where abouts it is
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« Reply #9 on: 27/03/2008 23:21:37 »
Hmmm... how about fitting them to the brats so we know if they really are in bed?

That's just mean [;D]
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