Et quomodo vafer sarcinulis transmutare potuit aer itinerantur

How smart luggage could transform air travel

 

Powered by Guardian.co.ukHic titulus “Et quomodo vafer sarcinulis transmutare potuit aer itinerantur” erat scriptum a Rob Walker, observatori die 15 Nov. 2015 00.05 UTC

Noli te cogitare carousel in aeroportus expectantes ad sarcinas? eGO. Et pro tanto diutius apparere sarcinas, et ego edgier. Quod timor, cum sit = a paucis de suitcases sunt lacera circum trundling, ex quo enim vestra sunt.

Sed finge, sed ad inquisitionem, sicut mensa ad lienis et stomachum tuum a text ex vestri phone dicens:: "Carousel in me 5, tolle me venerit. "

Vidulus tuus est in latest uber ut daretur a elit nulla, cum constructum-in Nuntius et GPS semita. Ut interdum vasis vestris et dimittam te poterit textu, ubi paria sunt, Cum sublatus fuerit, vel si quis aperuerit plano sine consilio.

Quod sit "Smert sarcinas" plenitudo a user postulatio?

Ramesh Tainwala, CEO de impedimentis cum Samsonite, instat non est a fad. Et praedicit, erit, ut nulla embedded in saltu magna impedimenta rotarum quae sunt in mundo, in vidulo 1970.

"Smart impedimentis communicare cum domino in hac parte et alteram vehicula attrectando. Omnia enim quae. Hoc erit post magnum," dicit.

Cogita ante reprehendo potest ad sarcinas, qui in aëroportibus vel in se, a motorized in vidulo qui sequuntur te in circuitu, a frenum sicut a canis robotic.

Modo faces cum ducem secuti sunt teaming tech turmas in sensoriis vestes contexere idoneitatem, sic Samsonite est partnering cum Samsung quae nova impedimenta deducere rhoncus a fine anni.

Not all of this innovation is coming from big-name brands, there are growing numbers of start-ups pushing the boundaries too. US-based Planet Traveler has turned to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to help to launch its Space Case 1. Its hi-tech gadgets include biometric fingerprint locking, global tracking, self-weighing digital scales, even Bluetooth speakers that can turn your suitcase into a boom box or a phone.

“Smart luggage is tapping into that paranoia we have about things not going quite right,” says Richard Cope, a trends analyst at the research group, Mintel. “It’s ‘smart home’ tech going out into the open world.”

Numbing that paranoia is an expensive business, quamquam. The Space Case 1 is expected to cost about £450 for the full-size bag, and £390 for the carry-on.

But will GPS-tracking luggage cause havoc for airport security? How does this square with those constant reminders to switch off phones anywhere near an aircraft?

Tainwala admits there are issues, but believes they are close to resolving them. He is so confident, in facto,, that he believes technology will be integral to all of Samsonite’s luggage in the next five to 10 annis. “Whether you activate it or not, the luggage will just come with it," dicit. Others are not so convinced.

May Ling, a research manager at market intelligence firm Euromonitor, dicit: “Smart luggage will be scrutinised by government securities around the world. One could imagine them taking the ‘better safe than sorry’ approach and banning it completely to avoid complications.”

The Department for Transport declined to comment. Crucially, forte, the big airlines are understood to be keen for smart luggage to break into the mainstream and are working with companies such as Samsonite to iron out the security challenges.

Cope says: “Smart luggage makes sense for the industry – they want things to be as efficient as possible.”

But what about the consumer? Eleanor Aldridge, a senior editor at Rough Guides, the travel guides publisher, questions whether we are ready for this type of technology, especially because “digital detoxing” – holidaying without smartphones or connections to the internet – is very popular.

“Travellers want to find a balance between tech that enriches their trip and gadgets that tie them into constant connectivity”, she says.

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,” she says.

There might be something else for smart-luggage brands to worry about, quamquam. Cope predicts that in the future we won’t bother to pack at all. Pro, 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," dicit.

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

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