New Technology Could Improve Air Traffic

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration will award a $1 billion contract to one of three competitors to implement Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, a new GPS-based technology that's said to manage airplane traffic more efficiently than radar.

USA Today reporter Alan Levin talks with Melissa Block about the technology and how it works.

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