TSA Launches High-Tech Baggage Handling System

The high tech baggage handling system that promises to be safer and more efficient.

The holiday season is well known as the busiest travel time of the year and TSA is ready for it with an upgraded baggage handling system.

The Denver International Airport is one of the biggest airports in the U.S. and has now developed a high tech baggage handling system that promises to be safer and more efficient.

The system costs $160 million and is the first of its kind in the nation.

After passengers check their bags at the ticket counter, the checked baggage inspection system features a complicated network of conveyor belts that sort and track the luggage through the security screening process.

The bags go through an explosive detection system first using computed tomography to create a 3D X-ray image of the items in the bag.

If approved, the baggage will be placed in automated carts controlled by Bluetooth and Wifi. The carts divert and transport flagged bags for in-person review.

The new cart system was launched and officials say it has delivered promising results.