Yuav ua li cas ntse nra yuav txia cua mus ncig teb chaws

How smart luggage could transform air travel

 

Powered by Guardian.co.ukQhov tsab xov xwm hu ua “Yuav ua li cas ntse nra yuav txia cua mus ncig teb chaws” raug sau los ntawm Rob Walker, rau Lub Soj Ntsuam rau hnub Sunday 15th kaum ib hlis 2015 00.05 UTC

Koj puas tau txhawj xeeb tos lub hnab nqa taug carousel nyob rau hauv lub tshav dav hlau? kuv. Thiab tus ntev nws yuav siv sij hawm rau kuv lub nra tshwm, lub edgier kuv tau. Nws yog = ib tug ntshai ntawm lub sij hawm ntawd thaum tsuas ib tug puv tes ntawm ntaus suitcases yog trundling nyob ib ncig ntawm, tsis muaj leej twg uas yog koj li.

Tab sis xav txog tej yam, raws li koj maj mus rau lub nug rooj vent koj po koj tau txais ib phau ntawv nyob rau hauv koj lub xov tooj hais tias: "Kuv nyob rau carousel 5, tuaj thiab tos kuv. "

Koj thawv rau khaub ncaws yog qhov tseeb khoom yuav tsum tau muab ib tug technology makeover, nrog nyob rau hauv-ua GPS mus txog qhovtwg thiab messaging. Nws txhais tau tias lub hnab yuav tsum tau rau pair nrog koj lub xov tooj thiab xa koj cov ntawv hais txog qhov uas lawv yeej, thaum lawv tau raug muab tshem tawm ib tug dav hlau los sis yog tias ib tug neeg yuav qhib lawv tsis muaj kev tso cai.

Tab sis yog "ntse nra" raws li ib tug neeg thov?

Ramesh Tainwala, CEO ntawm lub nra lub tuam txhab Samsonite, insists nws tsis yog ib tug fad. Nws kwv yees kos technology yuav ua tau li loj ib leap rau lub nra ntiaj teb no raws li thawv rau khaub ncaws log nyob rau hauv lub xyoo 1970.

"Ntse nra yuav sib txuas lus nyob rau ib sab nrog tus tswv tsev thiab nyob rau lwm yam nrog rau cov muaj kov nws. Txhua yam yuav tsum tau txuas. Qhov no yuav tsum yog tus tom ntej loj tshaj plaws,"Nws hais tias.

Xav ua ntej rau nra uas yuav mus saib nws tus kheej nyob rau hauv tshav dav hlau los yog ib tug motorized thawv rau khaub ncaws uas yuav ua raws li koj ib ncig, ib tug me ntsis zoo li ib tug robotic aub.

Tom qab cov hlau lead ntawm zam hom uas teaming nrog tech tuam txhab uas muag rau fiab muaj zog sensors rau hauv khaub ncaws, li ntawd Samsonite yog koom tes nrog Samsung tso ib tug tshiab ntau yam ntawm kev cob cog rua lub nra los ntawm tus kawg ntawm lub xyoo.

Tsis yog txhua txhua ntawm no innovation yog los ntawm loj-lub npe hom, muaj loj hlob tooj ntawm start-ups thawb rau ib thaj tsam dhau. US-raws li ntiaj chaw Traveler tau tig mus rau tus crowdfunding website Kickstarter los pab kom tso nws Space Case 1. Nws hi-tech gadgets xws li biometric tuabneeg locking, ntiaj teb no mus txog qhovtwg, self-weighing cov dos, txawm Bluetooth hais lus uas muaj peev xwm tig koj thawv rau khaub ncaws mus rau hauv ib tug boom lub thawv los yog ib tug xov tooj.

"Ntse nra yog tapping rau hauv uas paranoia peb muaj txog tej yam uas tsis yog yuav mus heev,"Hais tias Richard COPE, ib tug tiam sis analyst ntawm cov kev tshawb fawb pab pawg neeg, Mintel. "Nws yog 'ntse tsev' tech yuav tawm mus rau hauv lub ntiaj teb qhib."

Numbing uas paranoia yog ib qho kim ua lag ua luam, tab sis yog. Qhov chaw Case 1 yuav tsum raug nqi txog £ 450 rau lub full-size hnab, thiab £ 390 rau lub carry-on.

Tab sis yuav GPS-nrhiav nra ua fav rau lub tshav dav hlau ruaj ntseg? Yuav ua li cas qhov no square nrog cov neeg tsis tu ncua nco hloov tawm xov tooj nyob qhov twg nyob ze ib tug aircraft?

Tainwala lees muaj muaj teeb meem, tab sis ntseeg hais tias lawv nyob ze rau kev daws lawv. Nws yog li ntawd kaj siab lug, nyob rau hauv qhov tseeb, hais tias nws ntseeg hais tias technology yuav ib rau tag nrho cov ntawm Samsonite lub nra nyob rau hauv lub tom ntej no tsib mus rau 10 xyoo. "Seb koj qhib nws los yog tsis, lub nra yuav cia li tuaj nrog nws,"Nws hais tias. Lwm tus yog tsis yog li ntawd convinced.

Tej zaum Ling, ib tug kev tshawb fawb saib xyuas ntawm kev ua lag luam txawj ntse ruaj Euromonitor, hais tias: "Ntse nra yuav scrutinized los ntawm tsoom fwv kev nyab xeeb nyob ib ncig ntawm lub ntiaj teb no. Ib tug yuav xav txog tej yam lawv noj lub 'zoo zoo tshaj thov txim' mus kom ze thiab banning nws kiag li kom tsis txhob mob. "

Lub Department rau Thauj tsis yeem mus saib. Crucially, tej zaum, lub loj airlines yog to taub yuav ntse rau ntse nra mus ua txhaum mus rau hauv lub mainstream thiab ua hauj lwm nrog cov tuam txhab xws li Samsonite rau hlau tawm cov kev ruaj ntseg txoj kev sib tw.

tiv hais tias: "Ntse nra ua kev nkag siab rau kev ua lag luam - lawv xav tej yam uas yuav tsum tau raws li npaum li sai tau."

Tab sis li cas txog tus neeg? Eleanor Aldridge, ib tug senior editor ntawm Rough taw, lub tebchaws ntawm cov publisher, cov lus nug seb uas peb yeej npaj rau no hom ntawm technology, tshwj xeeb tshaj yog vim hais tias "cov detoxing" - holiday tsis smartphones los yog sib txuas rau lub internet - yog heev nrov.

"Travellers xav nrhiav ib tug nqi koj tshuav ntawm tech uas enriches lawv mus txawv tebchaws thiab gadgets uas khi lawv mus rau hauv qhov connectivity", nws hais tias.

Aldridge predicts many of the gadgets in smart luggage will date quickly, but believes features such as GPS tracking could be more enduring.

“Whether you’re waiting for a suitcase at the airport or you’ve thrown a bag on to the roof of a bus for a 10-hour journey, knowing where it is offers huge peace of mind,"Nws hais tias.

There might be something else for smart-luggage brands to worry about, tab sis yog. Cope predicts that in the future we won’t bother to pack at all. Es tsis txhob, when we get to our destination, the clothes and things we need for our trip will already be there waiting for us, hired in advance for the duration of our stay. “That’s where we’re headed,"Nws hais tias.

Not so much smart luggage then, as no luggage at all.

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