TripIt to Now Include Traffic Data and TSA Wait Times
TripIt, a travel app owned by SAP Concur, said Wednesday that it plans to input the Iinside data from airports in Austin, Texas, Orlando, Florida, Denver and Phoenix. Users will receive an alert three hours before a flight with current wait times, as well as real-time updates. Airport maps in the app will also show the nearest security checkpoint and which ones have the shortest lines.
TripIt will also merge the TSA wait data with commercially available traffic-flow information and airline flight status to advise travelers when to start driving to the airport, based on their GPS location. Over time, as the technology matures, security line wait-time data “should be part of your travel plans,” said Jen Moyse, TripIt’s director of product—especially for business travelers with tight schedules.
Iinside expects to equip additional airports with its hardware, which uses LiDAR-based technology and Bluetooth, to mix traffic movements with machine-learning to adjust projected wait times. The Anaheim, California-based company is targeting most of the 30 largest U.S. airports, which account for almost 85 percent of annual U.S. airline passengers.
For ETC’s Concur Clients, TripIt is included.