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All PollsPoll # 189

Should airports switch their existing baggage-handling systems to RFID?
Yes—doing so now would facilitate baggage sorting and customer updates
66.0%
Yes—but not until after a global RFID network is first established
20.8%
No—bar-code and other existing systems are sufficient to the task
9.4%
Don't know
3.8%
Total number of votes: 53

USER COMMENTS

Rodrigo Silva 2008-07-21 06:26:49 AM
Why not ? The solution has already been working, not in airports but in similar environment. That is a future no far. Then why not make pilots projects to be improving it? Maybe start togethwith airline companies and infrastructure airport departures.
Dave Rensberger 2008-07-21 03:18:50 PM
Should airports switch their existing baggage-handling syste I think this question is somewhat silly. I don't think hardly anyone who travels disagrees with the idea of RFID being used to track their baggage. I'm guessing you'd even win over some of the normally anti-RFID crowd if you could prove that it results in a decrease in lost luggage. The much more interesting question is how to implement it. This seems like more of a political challenge than a technical one. To truly be useful, a baggage tracking system has to be ubiquitous and I suspect that getting all of the airports and airlines to agree on standards that would make such a system work would require a herculean effort.

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