San Francisco Airport Testing Beacons to Guide Blind Travelers

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San Francisco International Airport is rolling out a pilot program later this year that could help blind travelers navigate within a terminal with the guidance of beacon technology

Tiny sensors called beacons will be tested in one of the airport’s newest terminals (Terminal 2, home to American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airlines) and potentially expand to other terminals in the future. The initiative is expected to launch this fall

Public areas are introducing beacons to buildings as a way to bring indoor mapping and real-time interactive navigation to the mainstreamAlthough GPS is reliable for routing you to target destinations, the same can’t be said for the great indoors. Read more…

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