continues to change the way people travel, whether they're booking their next
vacation on their smartphone or effortlessly translating signs using Google
Glass. A growing majority of companies have embraced digital devices,
attempting to craft the perfect travel gadget for consumers to utilize.
Nowadays, hotels have apps, taxis have touchscreens and online travel
enthusiasts can virtually plan every aspect of their vacations.
are no exception to this rising technological trend. Some airliners embrace
technology by communicating with customers on Twitter, while others have sought
ways in which they can incorporate Wi-Fi capabilities on all their aircrafts.
As aircrafts continue to search for ways in which they can make travels easier
for all consumers, some have released plans for items they plan to install in
may not have windows
CNN reported that Spike Aerospace's S-512 jet, which is set to begin flying in
2018, will operate without windows. Instead, passengers can see displays on
large screens that adorn the aircraft's walls. Travelers can view movies,
computer documents or the outside view - they have full control over what items
appear on the wall. According to Vik Kachoria, the president and CEO of the
company, building a craft without windows may lower both the building cost and
drag of the plane. He added that in the past, airlines lacked the capabilities
to incorporate such high-tech accessories, but with the devices available
today, installing them should be a breeze.
not a new concept, but in the past we didn't have the technology - the
flatscreens, or digital cameras to capture the resolution, or the ability to
stitch together cameras to create a seamless panoramic view," Kachoria
explained to the source.
may be comfortable and adjustable
A small British design firm, Seymourpowell, recently unveiled its plans for the
Morph seating concept, according to Wired. The new airline seats feature an
array of comfortable upgrades ideal for passengers traveling as a group. For
example, arm rests in between seats can be adjusted to accommodate the three
people in a row. Two adults sitting without a third passenger can extend their
rests to eliminate the third seat between them, or parents traveling with
children can make the child's seat much smaller in comparison to the adults'.
Additionally, the new seating concept features an upgrade to the materials used
within. Instead of using single foam pads in each seat, the design incorporates
one piece of fabric that can be individually adjusted based on the preference
of the passenger.