How smart technology ties into the future of our airports

I’m James P. DeVellis, and I love following the latest tech and seeing and experiencing how it makes all our lives better.

Last week, I visited a friend who lives in Wyoming. While walking through the airport, I got a glimpse of a few other travelers on their phones. I talked to someone on the same flight saying I was curious about what she was doing, and she told me she was trying out a new app that would make her flights more convenient. We got to talking, and I found out that like me, she was also into tech.

She noticed that bigger airports all around the country have started to incorporate smart technology. She mentioned an airport sensing layer, which serves as a network of Wi-Fi and LTE. The complex connections from this layer allowed every sort of data gathering and analysis, from videos and cloud communication to the Internet of Things to work hand-in-hand and facilitate travelers’ demands.

This network also means that bigger airports and the increasing number of flights and passengers can now be managed in real time. Soon enough, I told her that we might be seeing the involvement of AI or something close to it to help in various airport activities from aiding travelers checking in their luggage to increasing security via digital identification of passenger to flight management.

This had me thinking, how long before the smart technology in airports is fully developed, and how long before we can see it be applied to train stations, bus terminals, and other points of origin of travel. As James P. DeVellis the tech guy, there’s so much to look forward to. But I’m guessing, how I feel pales in comparison to how frequent flyers feel.

I’m James P. DeVellis, an IT consultant who reviews gadgets and shares tech-related news. Learn more about me by visiting this page.

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