For those of you who have ever traveled via airplane you know the hassle it can be. Your experience probably consists of long lines, flight delays or cancelations, and lugging around your luggage. Although a resolution for long lines, flight delays, and cancelations hasn’t been made yet, one company did manage to solve the problem of lugging your baggage around.
Meet Travelmate by Travelmate Robotics, your travel luggage companion. Travelmate is an autonomous suitcase built to follow you around without having you to lift a finger. This revolutionary suitcase is equipped with a treasure trove of features that’ll leave you wondering how you traveled all this time without one. The Travelmate is equipped with features such as a magnetic locking system, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports, GPS, internal scale, and app customizable LED lights. Other features included in the Travelmate suitcase are horizontal mode, which can carry your bags, gesture, and audio controls.
The Travelmate comes equipped with turn indicators and sensors that stop the suitcase from bumping into objects. Travelmate comes equipped with 2 powerful electric motors that are whisper quiet. But wait there’s more; Travelmate is also equipped with a removable battery that holds a charge for up to 4 hours and can charge your electronics (no more wall hugging!) and is already TSA approved.
In addition all Travelmate models will include a built in scale that will accurately measure the weight of your suitcase’s contents. You’ll never have to worry about over packing because Travelmate will conveniently display the suitcase’s weight. You can switch between Kilograms or Pounds via the Travelmate application.
“The Travelmate autonomous suitcase is fully functional and we have full app integration ready. Travelmate will constantly improve through machine learning. This is achieved by uploading movement data automatically to the Travelmate application; your suitcase will essentially become smarter and smarter as time goes on and more people have Travelmate suitcases. You can disable this feature in the app if you want to. After it releases, we have plans to update the free Travelmate application regularly to improve and add features. Eventually we want to add things like travel suggestions, airport information, airport gate information and much more to the application.” – Travelmate Robotics
Travelmate is currently open for preorder and can be ordered on Indiegogo, with packages starting at as low as $399 to $1195. If you wish to preorder your smart suitcase there are only 6 days remaining so act fast. Hopefully the next great innovation will help reduce those long lines at the airport.