Airbus is developing a new "smart luggage" product that will help link travelers with their bags, said James O'Toole at CNN.com. Working with luggage-maker Rimowa, the jet manufacturer has developed a device called Bag2Go, which features a radio-frequency identification chip and GPS technology to help owners track their luggage in transit. While Bag2Go is still in the prototype stage, Airbus plans to license the technology to airlines, allowing the bags to integrate directly with the carriers' IT systems, speeding recovery when luggage is lost.
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