Today, Samsonite and In The Pocket introduce their innovative luggage tracking solution Track&Go™ at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Visit us at booth 6B30 in Hall 6!
Last year, more than 24 million pieces of baggage were lost. Fortunately, 95% of them were found and returned to their owners. However, that leaves more than 1 million items of baggage that have never been recovered. Samsonite & In The Pocket introduced Track&Go, a product that addresses one of the traveler’s biggest frustrations: missing or lost luggage. How does it work? In short: suitcases with built-in Bluetooth devices will be easily traceable by their owners using the Travlr app.
The Track&Go solution is based on two principles: proximity alerts and geolocation. Thanks to the proximity alerts integration, you will instantly receive a smartphone notification when your bag gets out of your range. This will enable you to confidently leave your luggage in the dedicated compartment, while still enjoying your trip without any stress, for instance when travelling by train. This new proof of concept test with Narrowband-IoT will look into the future possibilities of geolocation. It would make it possible to track your valuables, anytime, anyplace. In case your bag gets lost, you will be able to see its current location and the necessary contact details to get your belongings back, if applicable.
The Track&Go solution will be a cornerstone solution of Samsonite’s digital ecosystem, created by In The Pocket. Since technology is changing constantly, Samsonite and In The Pocket will continue the research and development of user-centered solutions and new technologies that help facilitate your travel experience.
Founded in 1910, Samsonite is the world’s leading luggage brand with an extensive legacy in trendsetting travel solutions. Renowned for breakthrough research, development and its commitment to innovation and design, Samsonite has since its inception excelled in a number of industry firsts, including the exclusive use of the revolutionary Curv® material in the luggage arena.
Today’s world is in a state of perpetual motion. Samsonite’s next-generation suitcases are the ideal partner for the discerning traveller. Besides an extensive range of travel solutions, Samsonite also offers business, kids, casual and personal accessory products for daily use to help travellers journey further, with ever lighter and stronger products.