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Problem- I live in an Apartment complex with a huge basement and underground parking. Carrying anything (for e.g. weekly groceries) to and fro is a big challenge- so much so that we take turns and make multiple rounds from our car to the elevator. We believe it is even worse for people who have parking spots located further away from the elevators.
So the question is- You can use carts at shopping marts for carrying your groceries to your car/cab but what happens when you reach home with these groceries?
One way would be to carry trolley bags to shopping- but this is not always possible, like on days when shopping happens spontaneously. Also, trolley bags may not big enough to fit all your items and are just inconvenient to carry around, especially if you are forgetful and do not have a car.
My idea is inspired by the electric bike "Yulu" (refer inserted picture) which is becoming increasingly popular in some parts of India for short distance commutes.
My idea is to convert Yulu into electric shopping cart with navigation features similar to home cleaning robots. On scanning the QR code on the app, the electric cart autonomously navigates to the user’s car and drops them off at the nearest elevator and returns back to its docking station, upon which the cost of the trip is deducted from the user's Money wallet. A couple of electric carts like these in the parking lots can meet the demand of the residents, depending on the size of area to be serviced. This will do away with the need of pre-planning all your shopping escapades.
By Ubsangars - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=110386651
None of them has the ability to be folded in a very thin form that can easily fit every trunk, nor they are specially designed to fit in a predefined compartment of the car. None of them also has the Bluetoothconnectivity and does not appear to be a personal gadget.
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