New satnav device to find you best bargains

December 22nd, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 22 (ANI): Shoppers will no longer have to run from one shop to another to find the best bargains, for a new satnav device will help them shop faster.

The new Wi-Fi device, developed by Javier Bajo at the University of Salamanca in Spain, maps out the fastest route to get all the shopping done, that too with best bargains.

The shoppers can feed in information about what they want to buy, the amount of money they have to spend, and the amount of time they have available.

The device uses radio frequency identification (RFID) to identify their location, and gives them information about related shops and offers.

It has been successfully tested in Tormes shopping mall in Salamanca.

“Most shop managers believe that the device has helped their businesses attract more customers and sell more,” New Scientist magazine quoted Bajo as saying.

For people, who want to just spend the afternoon at the mall, new device may give them suggestions like as films on at the cinema or coffee shops.

“You can ask the system for suggestions based on your specific interests, and it will suggest a route for you, including different activities,” he added.

The findings appear in Applied Soft Computing. (ANI)

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