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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:46

Smart Bags On The Way

Feeling anxious when you're separated from your luggage?  A cure may be on the way from luggage manufacturer Samsonite and Korean tech behemoth, Samsung.  They're exploring using GPS technology to track the whereabouts of your bags.

Smart bags might send you messages when they've left the aircraft and then again once they've hit the carousel, for example.  The technology could also alert you when the bag is opened, or even form the basis of a self-propelled bag that follows you with addition of an engine.  According to Samsung, for a self- propelled bags to be practical, smaller, less bulky motors will have to be developed first.

Closer to realization is a bag that checks itself in as Samsonite is currently partnering with several airlines to make this happen. 

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