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

Lawmakers told of face recognition’s benefits at hearings 23 March 2017

Biometrics industry representatives have informed politicians of the potential for facial recognition software to help identify suspects, at hearings in the technology’s use by law enforcement.


Uber introduces face recognition safety feature in South Africa 23 March 2017

Ride-hailing app Uber has introduced a new face recognition feature to help secure passengers in South Africa.


Mount Airey Group and Acuant partner on chip reader tech for passports 21 March 2017

Mount Airey Group, a provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch an authentication solution for border control.


SITA forms group to address US airport security threats 20 March 2017

SITA has announced the formation of the Secure Journeys Working Group to address today’s airport security threats in the US and to work towards creating a secure and efficient passenger experience throughout the airport.

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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