‘Smart avos’ to ensure smooth sailing for fresh produce

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‘Smart avos’ to ensure smooth sailing for fresh produce

The avocados are part of a research project to determine damage to cargo being transported from producers to shops

Senior reporter

The voyage of 3D-printed avocados on a ship from SA to the Netherlands is being tracked by University of Pretoria (UP) scientists.

The avocados have microsensors and are part of a research project of the university’s Engineering 4.0 research facility to determine damage to fresh produce that is being transported from producers to supermarkets.

The project involves monitoring the transportation of a consignment of avocados by cargo ship to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, from where it will be distributed throughout the EU...

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