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The airline manufacturer is embracing automation through a new generation of mobile travel apps

Airline company Boeing has demoed a new idea in commercial aviation called vCabin, a chip-controlled “bring your own device” system that would deepen the connection between flight attendants and frequent fliers for a more personalized experience.

Sidelining the need for Wi-Fi, the system instead uses a chip that interfaces with mobile phones and enables passengers to interface with amenities, such as controlling overhead lights, beaming requests to flight attendants and shopping from their phones. According to Boeing:

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