If you are a pet owner, then it must be pretty hard for you to schedule and plan travel. Often you have to leave your pets with friends, family or at pet boarding centers. However, leaving your pet for a long duration may be emotionally exhausting for both you and your pet. Therefore, some people, who do not fare well to the long separation from their pet, carry their pet along in pet carriers during travel. In flights, the pet carriers are transported as accompanied checked baggage, as the pets are often not allowed in the cabin of the aircraft. This may be stressful for the pets.
According to a recent patent publication, Boeing has developed a high-tech pet travel system to securely and safely transport pets. The pet travel system includes bunks for pets within the cabin of the aircraft. The bunks are installed in place of the overhead bins. The bunks are designed to accommodate and securely store specially designed pet carriers. So passengers can carry their pets in these pet carriers and can place the pet carriers in the overhead bunks near their seats.
The pet carriers will be available in different sizes to accommodate different types of pets. The pet carrier is a ventilated cushioned box with transparent door to provide visual contact between the pet and pet owner. Also, it is soundproof to muff the voice of the pet that may disturb the co-passengers. Further, a lighting and feeding system is installed in the pet carrier to regularly feed the pet. The pet carrier is equipped with a camera, microphone, and a wireless communication system. So, the pet owner can access the live footage of their pet on her mobile device.
The system allows you to keep an eye on your pets and be assured of their safety and comfort. Using this system, you will be able to easily carry your pet during travels. Bon Voyage!
Originally published at medium.com on July 16, 2019.
Publication Number: US20190202564A1
Patent Title: Pet travel systems and methods on a vehicle
Publication date: 2019-07-04
Filing date: 2018-01-02
Inventors: Sun Min Jung, Amar Seta
Assignee: Boeing Co.