As bizarre it might sound, the digital evolution involves a lot of weird improvements – including aircrafts tracking your bathroom activity, to say the least. According to a report by Bloomberg, Airbus planes are trying to make the cabins “digitally aware” and monitor your activities for insights to help the passenger in an efficient manner.
Dubbed as “Airspace Connected Experience“, Airbus says that it aims to provide a personalized passenger experience by utilizing Internet Of Things (IoT). In the press release, Airbus also added:
Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to undertake such flight-testing of actual connected cabin innovations. The platform, known as the Airspace Connected Experience, was unveiled at APEX Expo last year. It will usher in a new personalised experience for passengers and provide opportunities for improving airlines’ ancillary revenues and operational efficiencies.
The connected cabin experience will involve monitoring almost anything essential, ranging from seat belt unlocks to the availability of toilet paper/soap in the bathroom. If that’s not enough, it also aims to monitor the waiting line outside the bathroom and also determine whether the person inside the bathroom needs help.
The sensors will do all the work while the crew will be able to access this data to respond if something’s needed before it becomes an issue. It will not only help the airlines improve the passenger experience but it will significantly reduce the costs as well. The crew will also be able to control the window shades and get insights on the vacant seats, pre-order for meals, and a lot of things.
In addition to the passenger’s experience, the insights will act as a feedback to the services offered by the airlines. So, they can analyze the data to improve/cut costs where it is needed. Now, this is in an experimental phase in its test aircraft and plans to roll out for the customers by 2021.
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