The average age is increasing, and in Japan efforts to help the growing number of people with limited mobility are always appreciated.
The last solution comes from Narita International Airport, Tokyo, which will adopt a fleet of self-driving wheelchairs able to move on their own in stages within the structure and guarantee the various preliminary stages to departure for the elderly and people with limited mobility.
The features of these robotic chairs are more than a benefit: they can literally change the travel experience in one of the busiest and busiest airports on the planet.
From check-in to security checks not to mention the trips to not miss a connection, traveling through an airport (often with heavy luggage in tow) can become a nightmare: for this reason a collaboration between Panasonic and App Nippon Airwais (the largest domestic company Japanese) is exploring new specific mobility solutions for airports.
In a first phase, the Narita airport staff will support the fleet by accompanying the passengers of these new personal vehicles: "Narita is a crossroads for millions of travelers a year and for this reason we are committed to collaborations with the most innovative companies to make sure that arrivals, departures and stays are as comfortable as possible.He explains Juichi Hirasawa, Vice President of the airport.