HMSHost Corp. is bringing a touch-free passenger experience featuring artificial intelligence to the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) Farmers Market.
The new technology, powered by AI-checkout solution provider Mashgin, lets passengers grab a drink, sandwich and snacks, then place all of the items on the Touchless Checkout System where visual technology will instantly recognize them, display the items and prices, and then prompt the user to complete payment all without any human interaction.
“The safety of our guests and associates is at the center of HMSHost’s innovation strategy and the fact that this technology both safeguards and elevates the passenger experience makes it a truly remarkable addition to our service model,” said HMSHost president & CEO Steve Johnson. “Travelers can now come to the airport with confidence that they can make zero-contact purchases while stocking up on food and drinks for their trip.”
The Farmers Market sits in Terminal B inside security near Southwest gate 45. HMSHost’s self-checkout technology also is available at food & beverage locations inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).