A British software company is toying with a new idea to help airlines cut carbon emissions.
It involves weighing passengers at airports before boarding.
You see, airlines try to figure out how much weight they’re going to carry on every flight.
The number is based on generic size estimations for men, women, and children.
Those estimates aren’t 100% accurate.
The British company “Fuel Matrix,” says its software could use exact weight readings for each passenger to quickly calculate how much fuel is needed.
Fuel Matrix also says the readings could be used to optimize the flight plan.
According to the company, air travel accounts for roughly three percent of global CO2 output.