The robotic suitcase – the future of baggage?
The ‘Hop’ suitcase uses triangulation between its three sensors and the user’s mobile phone to follow its owner around the airport.
If you’re tired of carrying or pulling your luggage around the airport, a novel solution could soon be available. ‘Hop’ is a suitcase that is currently under development and automatically follows its owner around thanks to three receivers that use triangulation to follow the signal of the owner’s mobile phone.
If the connection between the suitcase and the mobile phone signal is lost, the user is alerted by a vibration on their phone.
The developer’s website even goes as far as saying that as the suitcases can be programmed to follow one another, they could make baggage carts and conveyor belts redundant in the future!
Want to learn more about how the latest baggage advancements can be used to enhance the passenger experience?
At FTE Europe 2014, which will take place in London from 3-5 March 2014, delegates will be able to participate in an interactive 'Unconference' session entitled: 'Assessing baggage advancements', which will explore the benefits of home-printed and permanent bag tags, as well as the optimum set-up for a self-service bag drop system. Senior figures from the likes of AirAsia, Oslo Airport and Gatwick Airport will also share their latest experiences relating to baggage handling developments.
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