Baggage handling —
CAN YOU MAKE IT FLY?
Last year’s TLDC 2020 addressed the often fraught subject of airport baggage handling. We asked students and recent graduates for ideas on how to deal with the problems involved, under the heading of “Airport baggage handling. Can you make it fly?” A staggering 2,397 people from 123 countries around the globe responded to our call. The quality of many of the concepts that were submitted was remarkably high, which made it difficult for us to draw up a shortlist. The jury convened several times before coming up with a winner – Batuhan Yildirin and Sena Tasli from Ankara’s TOBB University. Their concept, “Mobi”, is a revolutionary take on baggage handling as we know it. For one thing, the traveller doesn’t even need a suitcase. Travellers receive an empty piece of luggage, which is subsequently picked up, put on the plane and ultimately delivered to the passenger's destination address.
First Prize goes to Mobi for revolutionizing airport baggage handling.Read the interview with the winners here ↗
Second Prize winner Airtro is a self-automated baggage trolley system.
Kevin Wong, California State University, Long Beach, USA.
Complete flexibility is offered by good-looking Third Prize winner Uliss.
Uliss is a mobile baggage system that offers travellers perfect flexibility. They scan the QR code on their boarding pass, and then wait for their bags to be delivered wherever they are at the airport.
Natthorn Uliss, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.
Hungarian Dóra Tarcsi receives the newly introduced Logiconomi public award for her Locker invention.
Dóra Tarcsi, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest.