Transportation/Border Control

This section provides readers with all the news, press releases and reports on the Travel & Transportation sector, including biometrics used for land, sea and airside border control, automated fast track systems and other uses, such as boarding gate control, staff identification and baggage handling…

Latest Headlines

Study: Biometrics driving growth in passenger screening 12 January 2017

Research group Frost and Sullivan has found that biometric solutions are finding considerable commercial applications in passenger screening markets.


First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have confirmed the first speakers for the show's industry-leading conference.


Bosch concept car joins biometric bandwagon 06 January 2017

German tech firm Bosch has become the latest to reveal a car with biometric security at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas.


Gentex embeds biometric car security in rear view mirror 04 January 2017

Automotive tech firm Gentex has revealed a biometric system that authenticates a driver and personalises settings through cameras integrated into the car’s rear view mirror.

Features

Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.


What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project?

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Airports: a mirror for future biometrics?

Are humanoid robots the future of border controls? Could the whole experience from getting a passport, buying a ticket, dropping of luggage and being pre-cleared for travel, shopping at and being monitored at the airport and on aircraft to leaving the destination airport be automated by biometrics in user-friendly, secure, acceptable and visible ways?


Advances in Face Recognition Technology and its Application in Airports

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically. The top performing algorithms in independent evaluations by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are now capable of providing reliable results in real-world environments, such as airports.


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