09.13.2019

The next generation of aircraft will track your bathroom visits

The next generation of aircraft will track your bathroom visits

Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you've been in there.

It's all part of an effort to make commercial cabins a digitally aware domain. The program is Airbus's bid to raise the Internet of Things-that buzz-phrase for connected household gadgets-to cruising altitude.

The Airbus Connected Experience aims to give flight attendants a more detailed survey of the cabin, with sensors for such critical data as when bathroom soap is running low and how much toilet paper remains in each bathroom. But the rethinking of the passenger environment doesn't just stop with the lavatory.

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