New York City are testing bio defense detection tech in subway for chemicals.
The New York City subways has been known for its format and the transportation environment. Now many are asking if subway stations are safe in New York. The city has been trying to keep the subway safe without trying to affect the traffic which can annoy many travelers.
Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate had announced that they will be partnering with MIT and some New York City agencies to test bio defense detection technology for any chemical attacks. They stated that “The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has been developing and perfecting various sensor technologies for public transit through the Urban Security Initiative, a portfolio of collaborative projects with the City of New York, to help protect high-density urban areas against threats”.
MIT has stated that they will focus on false alarm rate, the probability of detection, the time of detection and the cost of the ownership. Additional data has been planned to evaluate the temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction. This is all part of the plan to detect the hazardous spread in the subways. The New York City agency said that they will be investigating the positions of the train, the speed, and the time schedules.
The agencies are looking to install a machine that blows air and washes the train on its way to the subway stations in New York to prevent the air hitting the travelers. It has been a plan for many years and now along with sensors will be a go-ahead plan.
The bio detection sensors will be installed this summer and other stations by December 2022. It will be evaluated each day to see how this will operate and can expand to many cities in the United States with underground transportation.