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

Beijing metro plans biometric payments at turnstiles 19 June 2018

Beijing subway system plans to introduce biometric solutions at stations this year to improve transport efficiency and reduce costs, a senior manager said last week.


Tourism Council wants transport ministers to partner on biometrics 25 May 2018

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has invited transport ministers to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. 


Singapore airport may turn facial recognition on flight stragglers 03 May 2018

Singapore's Changi airport is testing a facial recognition system it hopes will speed passengers through the facility.


Orlando International Airport to deploy biometric tech 20 April 2018

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is set to deploy the US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Biometric Entry and Exit Program for international travels.

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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