Clear Offered Prize for Checkpoint Technology Innovation
Clear’s mission was to increase the capacity of the security checkpoints at which we operate, thereby providing consistently faster passage through the checkpoints for members of the program. The efforts resulted in shorter lines and waits for non-members, too, because the lanes absorbed a disproportionate share of travelers. They accomplished this by making the process more efficient while enhancing security.
In 2008 Clear decided to crystallize ongoing efforts to help travelers speed through airport security with a $500,000 “Clear Prize” – which would be awarded to the first team that can install technology at/in a real world security checkpoint. Clear promised that they will purchase the winning team’s technology in bulk, once approved for use by the Transportation Security Administration at any airport where Clear operates fast pass lanes.