A number of other airports are testing the technology including Leesburg in Virginia, U.S., and Cork and Shannon in Ireland.
Saab also sees the whole airport experience from baggage check-in to boarding the aircraft becoming automated. It has a software called Aerobahn that helps different operators at airports share data to make the process more efficient. This could help ensure ground handlers meet the plane at the gate when it arrives, to speed up the offloading of baggage, for example.
Saab is not the only company looking to create the airport of the future. Last month, CNBC spoke to a Portugal-based firm called Vision-Box, which is trialing technology that will eventually automate the journey from entering the airport to boarding the aircraft.
Its product, called Happy Flow, is a series of checkpoints that work by recognizing a passenger's face. A user first checks in with their boarding pass and passport. The software then saves the person's details. Next, the passenger can check their bags solely by a camera scanning their face. The same process happens at border control and boarding the aircraft too.
"It's too stressful today to get on time on the airline. People really stress out at the airport … and we think that's not good anymore," Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box, told CNBC in a TV interview.
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