November 27, 2019
With nearly 27 million people set to travel on a plane this holiday season, the Transportation Security Administration warned flyers to expect long lines at check-in.
However, researchers are testing new technology it is calling ‘Innovation Checkpoint’ to deal with complaints over electronics, liquids and taking off their shoes.
The process would use a sensor on a drone to detect homemade bombs, a gel that surrounds an explosive so it can safely be removed and scanners capable of investigating items in a suitcase, so nothing needs to be removed.
Jose Bonilla, the director of TSA’s Innovation Task Force told CBSNews: ‘This is a glimpse into the future of what aviation security is going to look like.’
‘What we’re trying to do is, how do we make that a more seamless process for the traveling public, but not giving upon security
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island is working on ways to make it easier for both the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and travelers this year.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 4:29 am