Australia’s Customs and Border Protection will install 92 facial recognition terminals in international airports as part of an $18 million deal to replace passports with a “contactless” biometric identification system.
The program will see all international passengers processed by biometric recognition of the face, iris or fingerprints, incoming paper passenger cards abolished, and manned stations replaced by electronic stations and automatic triage.
The next generation trial is part of the Australian government’s pursuit of “a low-touch experience” for international travelers called ‘Seamless Traveller‘, the first step towards the government’s goal of automating 90% of air traveler processing by 2020.
According toFairfax, the Australian government will see the roll out of new technology, including smart gates, at air and sea ports:
The changes were announced on the website of Minister of Border Immigration and Border Protection…
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