The hijack-proof plane concept is a part of a four-year, 35.8 million Euro project to develop a plane that's as impervious as possible to terrorist plots. The advanced technology can monitor passengers via video and microphone, bar entry to the cockpit unless there's a correct fingerprint ID, and avoid collisions with buildings or mountains by automatically changing trajectory if the plane detects one in the way.
Also, there's a program that matches passengers to luggage, a biometric camera to match passengers with their identities, and an electronic nose to detect explosives when the passengers board. All this stuff will probably take many, many years to make it onto your $39 Southwest flight.
Scientists test hijack-proof plane [This is London via The Raw Feed]