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Gatwick reveals major investment in biometric e-gates ahead of FTE Global 2019

A £1.1 billion (US$1.3 billion) five-year investment program including biometric e-gates for passenger boarding has been unveiled by Gatwick Airport,…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

SITA says aviation industry on board with biometrics for single travel token

The air travel industry is working together toward a common goal of enabling all commercial air travel processes with a…

 

Payments, travel, and facial recognition top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Biometrics, and in particular facial recognition, for payments and travel dominated the most-read stories on Biometric Update for the past…

 

Biometric travel and reducing algorithmic bias among projects chosen for UK ICO sandbox

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has selected 10 projects from among 64 applications for using public sector data for…

 

NEC to provide curb-to-gate facial biometrics for Star Alliance frequent flyers

Airline group Star Alliance and NEC have partnered to develop an identification platform based on biometric facial recognition to improve…

 

WTTC and World Economic Forum partner to share information and promote biometric travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have announced a collaboration and information exchanging…

 

Norwegian Air launches biometric boarding at LAX with Vision-Box facial recognition

Biometric flight boarding with facial recognition at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been extended to Norwegian Air by Vision-Box,…

 

Biometric flight boarding trialed by Air France-KLM at two U.S. airports

Air France-KLM is expanding its use of biometrics with trials at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and George Bush…

 

Airport biometrics launched in South Korea and Poland as U.S. oversight board weighs benefits

Biometric deployments at airports continue at a rapid pace, with deployments in South Korea and Poland, as details continue to…

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