Smart suitcase uses e-tag to speed up bag drop

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Despite the best efforts of flight companies to streamline airport check-ins, bags remain a difficult process, with lost items still a common occurrence. That’s why German airline Lufthansa and luggage manufacturer Rimowa are trialling a new e-tag for luggage, which digitally displays travel information. The process enables passengers to simply hand their bags in at the airline’s automated check-in station, saving them another queue at the airport. Passengers send their digital boarding card via Bluetooth to luggage fitted with the built-in Electronic Tag, and their information will appear on the display. The e-tag is activated by a button inside the bag,…

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