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

Australian border guards trial iPhones as biometic border tool 16 October 2017

Border Force officers at Australia’s eight international airports are piloting the use of Apple iPhones as portable biometric scanners. 


San Diego firm testing face recognition for subway 06 October 2017

A San Diego-based technology and transportation company is trialling a face recognition based payment system.


Biometric mobile driver's licence trial launches in Wyoming 06 October 2017

Wyoming is joining three other states and the District of Columbia in a pilot program for digital driver’s licenses.


Qatar airport to ramp up biometrics 03 October 2017

Officials from Qatar's Hamid Arport have noted plans to ramp up biometric solutions alongside other innovations such as VR and robotics.

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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