Category: Travel

TSA denies accessing data on electronic devices carried by domestic airline passengers

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | Source URL | Blog Archive The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that its airport security agents do not scan or review the data held on electronic devices carried by passengers on domestic flights. The statement came in a letter to the American Civil […]

ACLU sues the TSA for domestic electronics screening details

Mariella Moon | Engadget | Source URL When the TSA launched stricter screening procedures for domestic passengers’ electronic devices last year, it didn’t reveal the whys and hows. That didn’t sit well with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, which has now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the organization in an effort […]

RoboStop: Ford’s AI to leave no hiding place for bad drivers

RT Few drivers would imagine feeling nostalgic for speed cameras. Nevertheless, US automotive giant Ford has revealed its vision for the future of policing in a patent application, not for a cyborg, but an AI-driven cop car. The proposed AI police car is a speed trap, surveillance vehicle and traffic […]

American Airlines Joins United In Cashless Transactions At MIA

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Don’t forget to pack your credit or debit card next time you travel on American or United Airlines out of Miami International Airport. Starting Thursday, American will join United in saying no to cash and yes to plastic. “We’re cashless in cities like New Orleans, Dallas and […]

American Airlines is going cash-free at airports

If you’re planning on flying American Airlines out of Miami International Airport, don’t forget your debit card. Starting Thursday, the mega-airliner has announced it is moving to a cashless model at the Florida airport and will no longer be accepting anything other than credit or debit cards for desk transactions […]

Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves

The Japanese company will unveil and test its “brain-to-vehicle” technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The “B2V” system requires a driver to wear a skullcap that measures brain-wave activity and transmits its readings to steering, acceleration and braking systems that can start responding before the driver initiates the […]

DHS Wants Tech to Scan Your Face as You Drive to Mexico

Mohana Ravindranath Defense One (Archive) The department is opting for a faster procurement option for the technology. The Homeland Security Department wants technology that can passively scan the faces of foreign nationals crossing the U.S.border by car, ensuring that the individuals who enter the country are the same ones who leave it. DHS’ […]

Waymo to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan next week to see how they handle snow and ice

Reuters via The Daily Mail Alphabet Inc‘s self-driving car unit Waymo is expanding winter testing as it works to address a potential blind spot for autonomous vehicles: snowy and icy conditions. Waymo said Thursday that Michigan is the sixth state where the self-driving car project will test autonomous vehicles. The […]