Times change and everything evolves. Technology allows us to improve many things in our day to day and that is something that we notice as Travellers. Without going any further, the planes of today they are safer than those of yesteryear due to the technological advances that have been carried out, although it is true that there are critical voices in this regard, since with so much automation pilots stop learning manual techniques that can be vital importance when electronic failures occur.
Leaving that aspect aside, which gives more than one article, it should be noted that aircraft will continue to improve in other facets such as comfort. I can assure you after seeing the Move seats, which are fully customizable thanks to their smart textiles.
The revolution will not reach all companies, or at least it will not do so in the short or medium term. I say this more than anything because it seems unlikely that we will see Move seats on planes like Ryanair's, where it is difficult to say that you travel comfortably.
Airbus It is willing to bet on such seats on its next commercial aircraft without incurring a loss of passengers. They are aeronautical seats in prototype phase they take up little space and are able to offer a lot, as the traveler can download an application to control the seat mode ("sleep", "massage" or "eat") and receive information about stretches that may be useful during the journey . You can change the pressure, tension and temperature of the seat to travel on demand, although the space available for the legs will remain the same as always.
Layer, the company that has been in charge of its development, explains that the rear central island of the seats can be adjusted to the height and size of the passenger, while the tray can be extended without fear of disturbing. To make matters worse, there is room for support a mobile phone or tablet to enjoy a movie.
More advantages? That between seat and seat there is storage space, so you do not have to go with the laptop or the camera on the feet. In addition, these compartments will also be connected with the appSo if you miss something you will get a warning.
On the other hand, they say that Move seats are lighter (It saves fuel and the environment appreciates it) and they have covers that can be easily removed to wash them between flights. What more could you ask for without being for the class business?
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