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Bengaluru International Airport has plans to use face recognition for passengers of some airlines from 2019.
What Is It?
To avoid showing physical documents reportedly, the International Bengaluru Airport has come up with an initiative to use facial recognition technology and adopt paperless travel from 2019.
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What’s In It?
Starting from 2019, Bengaluru Airport will be the first to use the biometric technology for facial recognition which will be used to verify passenger details. Passengers’ Aadhar number and mobile phone will be used to allow entry inside the airport, and for boarding the flight.
The technology will be used to identify passenger’s face while they move across the airport and it will prevent the need of showing the physical documents like a boarding pass and other ID cards repeatedly.
This will ensure a seamless travel journey for the passengers without any hassles of waiting in long queues or registration procedures. BIAL will use the technology by Portuguese company Vision Box, and the contract for the same was signed in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bengaluru is in the spotlight as the modern world gateway to India, and this will be the first end-to-end face recognition-based walkthrough experience in Asia and the largest in the world.
The face recognition phase is expected to begin by 2019.
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