Serving the London region, Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second busiest airport, after London Heathrow. As you’d expect, it’s a gargantuan place, and getting around its two massive terminals can be a nightmare.To ameliorate this, Gatwick has taken the unusual step of installing 2,000 bluetooth-powered beacons that tell passengers where they are in the airport’s two terminals. The beacons are the product of a collaboration with London startup Pointr, and are accurate to three meters — so pretty dang accurate. The first incarnation of the system shows travelers where they are on a digital map, with their location visualized as a blue dot. Gatwick eventually intends to introduce an augmented reality system that guides users with turn-by-turn directions, using real-world visual data. (MORE HERE)
That’s cool, but I just want an app that shows me where all the good food spots are at in the airport, also napping places. I mean if you don’t have those two things you’re just wasting everyone’s time.