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Did you pack too much? Your suitcase knows

The luggage category is getting a technical features boost, courtesy start-ups

Julie Weed | NYT 

Your suitcase has taken on a life of its own. It can now tell you if it has strayed too far, or if you’ve packed too much, and it may soon be able to call you an Uber car. There’s even a suitcase in the works that will take you on a ride through the airport. Luggage has been a pretty sleepy product category. The industry’s last major innovation came nearly 50 years ago, when wheels and a telescoping handle were added to suitcases. Since then, improvements have been incremental, focusing on lighter-weight materials, interior layouts and manoeuvrability. Now, ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 22:38 IST