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New tech: Aussies develop coinless shopping trolley lock and tracking system

New tech: Aussies develop coinless shopping trolley lock and tracking system
World-first technology that tracks shopping trolley movements and unlocks them with a QR code could be a boon for consumers and help supermarkets avoid fines of more than $13,000 for abandoned carts.

” New laws around abandoned trolleys were introduced to NSW parliament last week.Local Government NSW president Linda Scott said abandoned trolleys posed a risk to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and clogged local waterways.She added ratepayers spent more than $17m each year recovering abandoned trolleys.“Recently, four western Sydney councils alone collected 550 abandoned trolleys in a single day.

The Trolley Data Management Network (TDMN) has developed a coinless shopping trolley lock and GPS tracking system that could prevent trolleys being dumped in streets, carparks or waterways - a problem that costs councils and businesses thousands each year to remove or repair.Picture: Supplied by Trolley Data Management Network Domenic Ammendolia, the founder and chief executive of the NSW-based company, said a successful five-month trial of the GPS technology was recently run at the Harris Farm Markets in Manley and will soon be rolled out to other stores.

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