Los Angeles Airport begins voluntary thermal scanning trials


Los Angeles Airport (LAX) has begun the first of two six-week voluntary trials in which travellers walk past fever-detecting cameras before reaching security. Those who show a temperature above 100.4F will be taken aside for secondary screening. During the pilot no one will be stopped from travelling, although airlines may do their own temperature screening and can stop feverish travellers from flying. The goal of the pilot is to test the technology’s accuracy and capability, and is using three types of loaned cameras. LAX officials have taken advice from the CDC, TSA, CPB, and country health officials. The airport recognises that temperature checks are not a guarantee, but hopes to put togethr multiple solutions to keep travellers safe.


Writer: Hannah Simpson
Publication: Washington Post
Publication date: 2020-06-23

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