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[theverge.com] Airbus smart luggage prototype offers iPhone tracking, faster check-in

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Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus wants to put an end to lost luggage with its new iPhone-enabled smart luggage. According to Australian Business Traveller, the prototype, called Bag2Go, utilizes a GPS tracker, a 2G mobile connection, and an RFID chip to record its whereabouts, allowing airports to pair its unique ID with handling systems and log it against its owner's travel itinerary. A companion iPhone app collates the data and displays the case's location, alerting the owner when it has been opened.
Source, via theverge.com.

Seems like an interesting concept. However why only iPhone app frown.gif
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Source, via theverge.com.

Seems like an interesting concept. However why only iPhone app frown.gif

I'm sure it's only a matter of time until the concept gains traction and an Android app will be developed thumb.gif
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"alerting the owner when it has been opened"

Something tells me this won't be popular with American security organizations...
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"alerting the owner when it has been opened"

Something tells me this won't be popular with American security organizations...
You can already easily tell if you put a non-TSA lock tongue.gif
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