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

Vision-Box enters ABC contract with Australia 28 July 2017

Vision-Box has today entered into a contract with the Australian Government to deliver the "world’s first" automated ‘contactless’ traveller clearance processes for people arriving in Australia by air at all international airports.


Will UK replace railway ticket gates with 3D face recognition? 26 July 2017

A trial is in underway in Britain that uses face recognition to authenticate railway passengers.


Face recognition cameras to be installed at Prague airport 26 July 2017

Senior officials have confirmed that face recognition cameras will be installed at Prague's Václav Havel Airport. 


SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record 20 July 2017

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

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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