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

Philippines considers larger eGates 20 July 2018

The Phillippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) plans to procure larger electronic gates (e-gates) to accommodate passengers on wheelchairs, an Immigration official told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Thursday evening. 


Smartcore adds biometrics at Seoul airport 12 July 2018

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has deployed SmartCore Inc's MBAS Plus immigration control devices, which employ Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo single-print FBI certified fingerprint scanner.


Australian airport face tech scores 94% accuracy 11 July 2018

Australia's Department of Home Affairs’ initial ‘face on the move’ passenger recognition technology trials have correctly matched 94 percent of travellers.


Sydney Airport and Qantas to trial facial recognition tech 05 July 2018

Qantas passengers on selected international flights are taking part in a groundbreaking trial of facial recognition programming at Sydney 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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