Friday, June 10, 2011

Video: Airport security checkpoint of the future

From SmartPlanet
Heeding to calls for a less intrusive way to screen passengers at the airport, transportation authorities have proposed a high tech solution that includes eye scanners, x-rays, metal and liquid detectors.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demoed the first mock-up of a Checkpoint of the Future at the the Association’s 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit, in Singapore.

“We spend $7.4 billion a year to keep aviation secure. But our passengers only see hassle. Passengers should be able to get from curb to boarding gate with dignity,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “That means without stopping, stripping or unpacking, and certainly not groping.”

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