Making airport navigation easier
New tech created by Carnegie Mellon University offer a suitcase called Bbeeo which will help users avoid collisions with people walking around the airport and NavCog, a smartphone app that utilizes bluetooth beacons placed throughout the airport to provide turn by turn navigation to gates. We applaud creators of tech like this because navigating airports is one of the most frustrating aspects of traveling. Airlines are doing their part to make this easier for those of us who are visually impaired, but it is heartwarming to see that the need for this tech is becoming mainstream.
This is one suitcase designed to do much more than hold vacation gear — like help people without sight to see.
It’s called BBeep, a suitcase on wheels that can assist travelers with low vision or loss of sight to navigate crowded airport terminals and avoid collisions.