Smartphone-Controlled Suitcase Follows Users Through The Airport
Free up your hands for a more relaxing stroll to the departure gate.
The James Dyson Award-winning Hop is a self-driven suitcase being prototyped by designer Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez. Embedding the function of a bellhop within the luggage itself, the Hop links suitcase to traveller through the traveller's smartphone.
To set the suitcase in motion, the smartphone sends out a bluetooth signal that is recieved by three sensors in the suitcase. Triangulating the signal, the sensors detect the location of the smartphone and a connected microprocessor drives two caterpillar tracks to keep up with the smartphone's whereabouts.