3D moving maps – in your hands


April 4, 2016 – At Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this week, Lufthansa Technik will premiere an interactive system that lets passengers track their own flight live on their tablet or smartphone (iOS and Android). The 3D moving map uses real satellite imagery, which allows passengers to select from a variety of customizable perspectives including information on altitude, speed, travel time, etc. Named ‘niceview Mobile’ the mobile moving map system can be integrated in standard IFE systems and accessed through the on-board wi-fi.

“Until now, this level of directly experiencing one’s own flight was only available in the cabins of VIP aircraft in certain specially equipped seats,” stated Andreas Pfister, lead project manager for the Original Equipment Innovation division at Lufthansa Technik. “Now passengers can take the fascination of flying into their own hands. Time after time, it is a very special feeling, even for us developers.”

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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