WestJet technology keeps kids and parents in contact


With business travellers and frequent flyers often away from home, WestJet’s Flight Light has been designed to let kids watch their parents flights in real-time and show them how close they are to arriving home.

Using live WestJet flight data, the smart nightlight projects the path of a flight onto their child’s bedroom ceiling. Synced through the Flight Light App on a mobile device before take-off, parents can enter their flight number into the app to provide the Flight Light with live data, including their arrival and departure times. Parents will also be able to stay connected by sending messages and emojis to the Flight Light, which will be projected in real-time onto the ceiling.

A prototype of the Flight Light has been created and beta testing is scheduled to begin later this year. Here’s how the technology works …

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