Saturday, August 27, 2005

Obituary for a Conveyor Belt

Ten years ago, a hi-tech solution for baggage handling at the then-brand-new Denver International Airport: A completely automated conveyor belt, 26 miles long, that takes bags from the check-in counter into the correct plane, all with minimal human intervention.

The system never worked as expected -or as budgeted.

Now the plug is about to be pulled. Read the details in this article from the New York Times

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