Samsung and Samsonite have reportedly teamed up to create a new range of "smart luggage" that will come embedded with a microchip enabled chipsets. The Daily Mail reports that the bags will use trusted GPS tech similar to that found in a mobile phone, meaning it will help to reduce thefts.
"Smart luggage will be able to communicate with you but it needs to be able to do much more than just give its location," Samsonite chief executive Ramesh Tainwala told the Mail.
He further went on: "We are working with Samsung to create something that is more than a gimmick."
The firm is also working on a project to develop 'self-propelling' luggage. "At this stage the real focus is on a motor with a remote control that needs to be light and small. The early prototypes use an engine that takes up a third of the space and weighs 20 kilos."
"Samsonite is currently working with Emirates, Lufthansa and KLM Air France - to end the lengthy check in", said Tainwala.
He further revealed that the new smart bags will check themselves in. In future the luggage might even be capable of sending you a message when it has left the aircraft, about to appear on a baggage carousel, as well as when it is being opened.
"It will then be remotely programmed with details such as the airline and destination, and rather like the baggage carousels at the end of a journey, passengers will just leave their bags on a conveyor."