Russian inventor Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich aims to start a revolution in grocery shopping, by filing a patent for a drive-through supermarket. While a few supermarket chains have been trialling their own drive-through stores in the form of click-and-collect services, Kurmanbievich’s invention would take drive-through stores to a brand-new level.
According to his patent application, the invention would provide ‘maximum convenience and choice of products, reducing time to service customers, cutting the queue time and lowering the costs’ for the vendors. Similarly to a petrol station, customers would be able to select items from a column with rotating shelves, have them placed onto a conveyor belt and collect them at the checkout, all without getting out of their car.