Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) makes it easy for passengers to travel with an incredibly convenient new augmented reality feature, including an update to their iOS app.
Now iPhone and iPad users can place a transparent virtual suitcase over their own real world luggage to confirm that it is within the carry-on dimensions of their aircraft. The experience is made possible by ARKit
Earlier this year, Ebay introduced a similar AR feature to its customers could determine the correct size shipping carton for goods sold. However, this AR feature is available exclusively to the Android app via ARCore.
"Leveraging the potential of AR, KLM is taking the next step in delivering digital services," said Pieter Groeneveld, Senior Vice President of Digital Air France – KLM, in a statement. "With the AR hand luggage check, passengers can now see at a glance if their carry-on luggage is the right size." With this service, we put the needs of our customers first and we continue to innovate with our passengers' best interests . "
In addition, the KLM Houses app for iOS has also received an AR upgrade with a collection of virtual model airplanes that can be viewed in the real world. (KLM gives its passengers miniature collectibles each flight With the KLM Houses app they can catalog their collections.)
Airlines have transferred augmented reality to the consumer a little more slowly compared to other industries, but several use cases have surfaced has recently updated his mobile app with an AR view that identifies the landmarks below, and American Airlines has one developed an ARKit app that Apple highlighted on its website. It helps passengers navigate airports by showing the way to their departure gate Enlarge Reality
As someone who rarely flies, I welcome anything that makes flying easier. Finding out if my baggage is capable of taking along is one of those stressors that I detest, so I'm personally happy that AR at least relieves that burden of flying.