ORDER AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOIN BUCKET AT KFC IN CANADA
KFC Canada recently introduced a new limited-time menu item called the Bitcoin Bucket. While the bucket items are representative of the current menu, the payment method is new; only cryptocurrency Bitcoins are accepted. The bucket offers are only available at select locations and tend to sell out quickly. While this is a PR stunt, it marks the first time a major chain has stepped up to accept cryptocurrency as payment at any of their retail locations.
Full article from PSFK
LET YOUR BRAIN ASSIST IN THE DRIVING WITH NISSAN’S B2V SKILL
Nissan is testing a new driver assist technology called B2V (brain to vehicle), which will help speed up reaction times for drivers. The brain-decoding technology is designed to predict a driver’s action and discomfort level, allowing driver assist technology to start taking actions before the driver can. If B2V predicts a turn about to happen, the assist technology will start the turn up to half a second faster than the driver can, helping to create an optimal execution of the maneuver. The B2V technology will eventually be used with autonomous driving technology to make driving even safer.
Full article from Extreme Tech
USE YOUR FACE TO ORDER AT CALIBURGER
Self-ordering kiosks in fast food restaurants are fairly common these days. Global chain CaliBurger is in the process of making these kiosks more personal with a test they are running in California. Their new AI-enabled kiosks use facial recognition to pull up registered customers’ accounts, showing loyalty points, previous orders and payment information. By swiping through previous orders, the current order can be placed and paid for in a matter of seconds. The screen automatically activates when a recognized customer approaches—no need to touch the screen, scan a device or insert a card to start the ordering process.
Full article from Engadget