In Brief

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.

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