Improving the world with the “Autoload button”
Feb 23, 2016
My favorite button in NetLine/Load – our Weight and Balance Solution - is the “Autoload button”. I know: the phrase "favorite button" sounds a bit weird. Usually people have a favorite color, a favorite song or a favorite fast food restaurant. I also do have all of these “normal” favorites but in addition to that I have a favorite button in our product.
But what is about this legendary button? Does it have any kind of magical power that casts a spell over me? Yes, it does!
I love the idea of having a button that solves all my problems by just clicking it. Like the "Make everything ok" button on the internet. Press it and after a short processing time it confirms that now everything should be ok. You can try it here: http://make-everything-ok.com/
Well, the “Autoload button” doesn't make EVERYTHING ok. But almost everything. Pressing the button starts a sophisticated algorithm that distributes all ULDs and bulk items. A quick and easy way to create a Loading Instruction. When using the button I don't have to drag & drop all load items to load positions manually. I can just switch off my brain, push the button (this should still be possible with a switched-off brain) and that's pretty it! I recommend to switch on the brain again after you pressed the button.
Unfortunately the button does currently only support the Load Control process by automatically distributing load items on passenger aircrafts. But just imagine such an “Autoload button” would work for other scenarios as well!
I am thinking of the following three scenarios:
- Kitchen. The most characteristic word for our kitchen at home is: untidy. It seems to be a paradigm that kitchens have be in an untidy state. At least at our home. It doesn't matter how often we clean it up - one day later it looks again like it's been hit by a bomb. A perfect scenario for the” Autoload button”. Just switch off your brain, press the button, switch on your brain again (don't forget this step) and immediately after that the kitchen is clean and tidy. Of course the Autoload algorithm would also bring out the garbage.
- Bunch of washed and dried clothes. When the clothes have been washed and dried, the actual work begins. Each piece has to be folded, some have to be ironed. And for socks or gloves the second piece has to be searched. The clothes have to be sorted and need to be distributed to the right section of the closet. Sometimes they even have to be distributed to different closets in different rooms. What an annoying work. An ideal scenario for an “Autoload button”. Just switch off your brain, press the button, switch on your brain again (don't forget this step) and immediately after that the clothes are ironed, folded, sorted and distributed to the right load position - err I mean closet position.
- Vacation preparation. Imagine you and your family want to go on vacation by car. Not a realistic scenario for an airliner but just imagine even though it is hard to. You are packing all the bags and stuff into the car. It is a hard work because you want to take a lot of stuff with you. After a while your son comes along crying like crazy. He needs his little teddy bear RIGHT NOW and it is in one of the bags below all the other ones that are already in the car. You have to take everything out, get the VERY IMPORTANT teddy bear and put all the bags and stuff back into the car. Now it is even more complicated because it seems the things don't fit properly any more. A great scenario for an “Autoload button”. Just switch off your brain, press the button, switch on your brain again (don't forget this step) and immediately after that all the bags and stuff are distributed to the car.
What other scenarios for an “Autoload button” do you think of? I am sure together we can improve the world when installing these buttons at several places on this planet :-)
Let's make the world a better place and start right now.