Friday, 11 September 2015

Talking Vending Machines

MK Taxi Company is one of the first Japanese employers to install a vending machine that can be programmed to talk in different Japanese dialects. Drivers using the machine are greeted by a number of different phrases in the voice of President Aoki, including “Drive safe without any accident” and “Groom yourself well and smile”. A Japanese beverage maker called Dydo Drinco is behind the machines, which can be programmed to give a message when someone inserts money. Dydo Drinco came up with the idea to foster better communication in the workplace, the Japan Times reports.