The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced a plan to test computed tomography scanners at United States airports with state-of-the-art 3D technology. The novelty seeks to improve the detection of possible explosive materials.
“TSA is committed to obtaining the highest technology to ensure safety and enhance the screening experience. The use of CT technology greatly improves the ability to detect threats, “said TSA Administrator David Pekoske.
The new technology promises to result in less time spent checking baggage. In the future, passengers will be able to keep laptops and liquids in their carry-on luggage.
TSA plans to have up to 40 units at airports across the United States by the end of the year along with 16 units at federal testing facilities. More than 145 will be in airports by the end of fiscal year 2019.
The technology is expected to be deployed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York later this month. Then it should be tested in Phoenix and Boston. Check here the list of 15 airports whose technology is already in the implementation phase.
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