Friday, March 18, 2011
New shoe scanners: You can leave your shoes on
Ever since would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid tried to blow up a transatlantic flight in December of 2001 with explosives concealed in his shoes, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made airline passengers remove their shoes for X-raying. TSA now want to improve the process with a special shoe scanner that does not necessitate removal of shoes. TSA announced this week that it’s accepting proposals for a “shoe scanner” device. Designers can now submit proposals for the scanners.