Salvo is the ultimate solution of the passenger problems: Salvo in English is a reference to salvation. In Italian and Spanish Salvo means safe. Salvo is a regular bag empowered with advanced technologies that will transform it into a smart object capable of communicating with its owner in order to give vital information like its location, its weight or its trip data. Equipped by his smartphone, the passenger will receive all necessary information about the bag’s position, weight etc.
The passenger will be able to lock the bag using his phone with a simple press of a button. Also if smartphone lost, the passenger still can lock his suitcase from the keypad located on its top. The LCD screen will provide the necessary information about the locker state.
If someone tries to force the suitcase to be open, Salvo will detect that movement of suitcase upper part or the change of luminosity. It will flash the thief and send a picture of him directly on the passenger smartphone. The phone app contains pictures of everyone who forced it to be open with the date and time and location. This consists of a solid solution, no matter what was the manner used to force the suitcase.
Salvo will deal the intruders and helps passengers getting to them and get back the stolen suitcase.
Salvo is also the answer to the location of suitcases offering two different ways of getting to it. The first one is through GPS. When GPS is accessible Salvo will send the location based on GPS locator.If not Salvo use the GSM connection. It sends the location using GPRS connection to the cloud and from it to the passenger smartphone. Salvo is provided with a chipset that makes it possible to have this connectivity facilities. Even if GPS or GSM are not working Salvo will also store its position in its memory and send them at the first moment he can reach out to the passenger.
The project was mainly targeting Intel Edison, but the size of the board was not adequate to the needs.
As all PIM projects we are mentoring ( acronym for "Projet d'integration mobile"), this project is made by 4 engineering students coached by one mentor. We are 10 Associate professors/R&D engineers mentoring 120 engineering students per year.