One of the largest aircraft manufacturing companies Airbus presented the world's first "smart" passenger cabin, created using the technologies of the "Internet of Things".
The cabin uses the high-level automation Internet platform Airbus Connected Experience, which collects and analyzes all data received from its main elements: seats, luggage racks, entertainment systems, restrooms, food carts on board, etc.
The collected information will be uploaded to the iPad, with which the flight attendants will be able to monitor the operation of all aircraft cabin systems. The flight crew will receive notifications about everything that happens in the cabin: whether all luggage racks are closed, whether passengers are wearing seat belts, as well as information about the availability of hot food and drinks, etc.
The technology of "smart" seats will allow you to scan and remember the individual settings of passengers. All data on past trips will be collected in a single database, after which the chair will be able to adjust the backrest tilt and headrest position to the client.
Airbus said the smart technology will also be available on personal mobile devices, allowing travelers to pre-book overhead bins and order food from on-board menus prior to service.
It is expected that innovations will simplify the work of flight attendants, allowing them to more quickly respond to passenger requests. The main objective of the Airbus Connected Experience is to make air travel more personalized for passengers, the developers say. Airbus Connected Experience will be the first to be available on the A320 family.