New technology to track luggage from smartphone soon

Anew technology that will allow users to track their luggage right from their smartphones is being tested by the researchers. Airbus developed the bag, named Bag2Go, in partnership with a luggage manufacturer and the telecom company T-Systems.

With Bag2Go, when a luggage ends up being loaded on to a wrong flight, the owner and the airline are quickly alerted, CBS News reported.

The new technology relies on a small SIM card. In this technology, the owner of the bag punches flight details into a smartphone app and the app sends the data to the SIM card, allowing the bag, the owner and the airline to stay electronically connected throughout the flight.