Samsonite and Samsung have teamed up to create smart suitcases reports the Mail Online.

The smart bag, which is being developed by Hong Kong based Samsonite in partnership with South Korea’s Samsung, could also be able to offer travellers a raft of other features.

Samsonite chief executive Ramesh Tainwala told the Mail: ‘Smart luggage will be able to communicate with you but it needs to be able to do much more than just give its location.‘We are working with Samsung to create something that is more than a gimmick.’

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The future will see your bag sending you a message when it has left the aircraft and then again when it is about to join the carousel.

But the technology does not stop there – the chip can also send out an alert if the bag is being opened and the firm is also working on a project to develop ‘self-propelling’ luggage.This could spell an end to having to cart your bags about.

The firm has been testing luggage fitted with an engine that is able to follow its owner just inches behind.

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