Hop! the Following Suitcase
A great concept of luggage of the near future, Hop! uses the bluetooth signal from your smartphone to let the suitcase follow you rather having you lug it around.
According to the website - this is how Hop! works:
"The suitcase contains three receivers that are able to receive, identify and triangulate different signals coming from the user’s cell phone. A microcontroller interprets these signals calculating the phone’s position regarding to the suitcase. The same microcontroller operates a caterpillar system based on compressed air, which follows the user at a constant distance. If the signal is lost the user is alerted by the vibration of the phone and suitcase locks itself.)”
Hop! is a great example of how mass adoption of smartphone technology is causing a great amount of innovation into all other aspects of our daily lives via the Internet of Things.
Video from CargoCollective.com