Biometric tech for bikers wins Singapore award
10 April 2015 14:16 GMT

A biometric identification system developed by Singapore’s immigration authority to identify motorbikers entering the city-state has won an award.

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority won ‘Government Organisation of the Year’ for its ‘Biometric Identification of MotorBikers’ project at this year’s FutureGov Singapore Awards on 9 April.

The BIKES (Biometric Identification of Motorbikers) System is an immigration clearance system that uses biometric technology to automate the immigration clearance at designated lanes for pre-registered motorcyclists at Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoint.

Already hosting soe 40,000 enrolees, the BIKES system facilitates self- immigration clearance at designated lanes. Designed for speed and accuracy, the process takes under 16 seconds.

The project is seen as a significant step towards creating a car-based biometric process which could potentially transform the land border experience in a number of countries, for instance the United States.

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