February 7, 2016 -
Beijing Railway Station has recently started testing facial recognition technology to identify passengers according to a report by ECNS Wire.
Those passengers with a second-generation identification card and a blue magcard ticket can use the new automated biometric check-in feature. Passengers are required to remove masks, sunglasses and hats to have their face photos taken and identity verified.
The use of face recognition technology in China is predicted to boom as China’s facial recognition market is expected to reach 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) annually in three years, or over 100 billion yuan ($15.7 billion) in 10 years, as the technology continues to advance forward.