As part of their ongoing project to envision air travel in 2050, Airbus has unveiled a Concept Cabin at this year’s Paris Air Show. Rather than today’s cramped aluminum tube of farts, the Concept Cabin is made of a translucent structure with a neural network that predicts the needs of passengers, and seating is divided into zones that provide different flight experiences. The seats themselves will morph to fit the obese passenger of tomorrow–Airbus notes that 65% of American passengers are expected to be obese in 2050.
The Concept Cabin doesn’t conform to the traditional cabin classes found in today’s commercial aircraft. First, Business and Economy class are replaced by zones that target more individual needs like relaxing, playing games, interacting with other passengers or holding business meetings with people on the ground. The cabin’s bionic structure and responsive membrane combines panoramic views with an integrated neural network pulsing through it, which can identify and respond to the specific needs of each passenger. And the fittings and furnishings will take care of their own cleaning and repairs thanks to innovations inspired by nature, like dirt repellent coatings and self healing covers.
via The Telegraph