The boarding gate pod fliers can use to catch 40 winks

Air-conditioned capsule allows travellers to catch up on sleep at an airport’s BOARDING GATE

  • Airpod capsules are set to go on commercial trial at EU airports later this year
  • Passengers wanting a quick nap can hire out the pods to catch 40 winks 
  • Each pod features a seat that converts into a bed, as well as free high-speed wifi 

Trying to catch 40 winks at the boarding gate is never easy – but that’s all about to change thanks to the introduction of the Airpod.

This brand new cutting-edge sleeping pod has been revealed ahead of its first commercial trial at EU airports later this year.  

It is a capsule-like unit that has been designed to be installed in public locations such as airports as well as train and bus stations or even shopping centres. 

The Airpod capsule, which is set to go on trial at airports later this year. It gives passengers a private place to relax in at the boarding gate

Each pod features a seat that converts into a bed, as well as free high-speed wifi, air conditioning, air purifiers and power sockets

Passengers wanting a quick nap can hire out the pods, which become their own private area to relax in.

Each pod features a seat that converts into a bed, as well as free high-speed wifi, air conditioning, air purifiers and power sockets.

There is also space to store luggage and personal belongings and information will be relayed to the pods about flight statuses.

The design for the Airpod was created by Slovenian businessmen Mihael Meolic and Grega Mrgole, who were always looking for places where they could relax when transiting through airport terminals.

They recently presented their design at the Crypto conference in Belgrade in Serbia. 

The design for the Airpod was created by Slovenian businessmen Mihael Meolic and Grega Mrgole

Mr Mrgole said: ‘AirPod’s vision is to improve travel experience overall and additionally to offer those interested in the business the opportunity to earn passive crypto-income.’

Airpod will be privately funded until it is ready for crowd sale.

The creators say it is in its last phase of development with blueprints for a beta prototype underway.

Plans are now being firmed up for a commercial trial to begin in autumn 2018 at EU airports, after they partnered with a global distributor that enables access to a global network of airports. 

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