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!
Interested in learning more about improving your passenger experience? At FTE Europe 2015, which will take place in London from 2-4 February 2015, senior speakers from the likes of Heathrow Airport, Ryanair, Swedavia, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Munich Airport, Virgin Atlantic, Expedia, London City Airport, IATA, Air France-KLM, London Stansted Airport, Lufthansa, Bechtel, Gatwick Airport and United Airlines will share their latest passenger-focused plans and visions in the 'On the Ground' conference.
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