New five-second airport scanner explained

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    The 21 feet long smart tunnel combines all existing and imminent security technology in one place and would slash the time passengers wait at airports. Passengers would simply walk the length of the tunnel while they are scanned.

    A version is expected to be trialled within 18 months and could be rolled out at major airports within five years.

    Currently security can take around 10 minutes at the most efficient airports which now includes Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

    It is hoped that the waiting time would also be cut as a result of the quicker screening process.

    A prototype of the new technology was unveiled in Singapore yesterday by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents the world’s major airlines.

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