(KNSD) Fast-food drive-thrus could soon use license plate scanning technology to track your purchases and move the line along in San Diego.
The technology works this way: When you pull into the drive-thru lane, a camera scans your license plate, relaying that information to the order-taker. It tells fast-food employees what you usually order and offers suggestions on up-selling. The system can even store payment information, so customers don’t even need to open their wallets.
“Drive-thrus are in the stone age right now,” said Dan McCann, Chief Executive Officer of 5thru, a company now testing and working with fast-food companies to revolutionize the industry.
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