Kodi anzeru katundu akhoza kusintha amayenda pandege

How smart luggage could transform air travel

 

Zoyendetsedwa ndi Guardian.co.ukNkhaniyi lotchedwa “Kodi anzeru katundu akhoza kusintha amayenda pandege” linalembedwa ndi Rob Walker, pakuti The Observer Lamlungu 15 November 2015 00.05 UTC

Inu mumalowa nkhawa kuyembekezera pa katundu carousel mu ndege? I. Ndipo yaitali pamafunika katundu wanga kuonekera, ndi edgier ine ndikafika. Ndi = choopa mphindi pamene ochepa masutikesi chomenyedwa ndi trundling kuzungulira, palibe amene mzanu.

koma ndikulingalira, ngati inu kuthamangira desiki ya mdulidwe kuti zosonyeza ndulu wanu inu mumatenga pa foni yanu kuti: "Ine ndiri pa carousel 5, kubwera ndi kudzanditenga. "

sutukesi wanu ndi mankhwala atsopano kupatsidwa luso makeover, ndi mu yomangidwa GPS kutsatira uthenga. Zikutanthauza matumba adzatha awiriwiri ndi mnyamata ndi foni yanu ndi kutumiza inu lemba za komwe iwo ali, pamene iwo akhala kuchotsedwa ndege kapena ngati wina atsegula popanda chilolezo wanu.

Koma ndi "anzeru katundu" kukwaniritsa kufunika wosuta?

Ramesh Tainwala, CEO wa kampani katundu Samsonite, amalamula si potengera anzawo. Iye limaneneratu ophatikizidwa luso adzakhala aakulu tumphatumpha dziko katundu monga mawilo chikwama cha mu 1970 wa.

"Wochenjera katundu muzilumikizana mbali imodzi ndi mwini ndi pa zina ndi onyamula ungachite. Zonse zokhudza. Chimenechi chidzakhala wotsatira chinthu,"Iye anati.

Ndikuganiza patsogolo kwa katundu amene angaletse lokha pa ndege kapena sutukesi Moto kuti angatsatire inu kuzungulira, pang'ono ngati galu robotic.

Kutsogozedwa ndi zopangidwa mafashoni amene teaming ndi makampani zina zamakono kuti yokhotakhota olimba masensa mu zovala, kotero Samsonite ndi partnering ndi Samsung kukhazikitsa osiyanasiyana latsopano chikugwirizana katundu ndi kutha kwa chaka.

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, Komabe. 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, Pamenepo, that he believes technology will be integral to all of Samsonite’s luggage in the next five to 10 Zaka. “Whether you activate it or not, the luggage will just come with it,"Iye anati. Others are not so convinced.

May Ling, a research manager at market intelligence firm Euromonitor, limati: “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, mwina, 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”, iye anati:.

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,"Iye anati.

There might be something else for smart-luggage brands to worry about, Komabe. Cope predicts that in the future we won’t bother to pack at all. m'malo, 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,"Iye anati.

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

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