Delhi airport tests facial recognition for seamless travel

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has started testing biometric facial recognition with Indian airline Vistara at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has started testing biometric facial recognition with Indian airline Vistara at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport to ensure travelers have a seamless travel experience, reports the Hindu Business Line.

Facial recognition technology will process all entry to the airport, gates, security checks and plane onboarding. Travelers’ facial features will be picked up by a camera and enrolled in the system, provided they show legitimate flight tickets and government IDs that can be validated at the kiosk. Once the facial recognition check is finalized and the e-gates open automatically, passengers can drop their bags at the check-in counter and move on to security screening.

The airport states that the biometric information will be kept only for a limited time and deleted after flight departure. It also assures the biometric solution is in compliance with Privacy-by-Design guidelines.

The trial will take three months, and a similar trial was previously rolled out at Hyderabad airport.

Face-matching software is one of the hottest biometric markets in India, according to a recent market report. Just recently, a biometric identification system was launched by Western Railway division’s Mumbai Central station and Bandra Terminus to ensure trains do not run over capacity and seats are available for all passengers.

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