When next you fly from JFK, do not be shocked if you see an autonomous wheelchair speed past you as you make your way to your departure gate as British Airways said today that it’s testing self-propelling wheelchairs at the country’s sixth-busiest airport with the intention of improving passengers experience.
Although speed might not be an exceptional feature of the wheelchair as British Airways didn’t talk about the speed of the vehicle, each unit can avoid obstacles and other people with the help of anti-collision technology available at the airport. However, the new technology will navigate the terminal without assistance from the airport workers.
Once the new technology begins to work, you can visit as many places as you want using the built-in display before final boarding at the airport, after which it’ll drop you off at your departure gate. The self-driving wheelchair will find it way back to its docking station and wait for its next passenger.
The self-driving wheelchair was tested during the CES 2018 event. It was driven it across the show floor at a brisk five miles per hour.
Whill said it would sell the Model Ci for $4,000, which show what British Airways has invested in a bit to increase customer experience.
Before taking it to other airports, British Airways said it will conduct a further test at Heathrow airport. The company has a five-year, spending plan of £6.5 billion, almost $8.3 billion to improve its passenger‘s experience.
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