Published on : Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dubai is thinking of introducing ‘gate-less’ borders – a concept which will remove long passport control queues by using facial recognition technology for identifying people when they arrive at the airport.
UK-based ObjectTech is working with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department to install hi-tech biometric tunnels that will scan passenger’s faces as they walk from the plane to baggage reclaim.
Using LIDAR technology, the tunnel will take a 3D scan of people’s faces and instantly verify their identity against a digital passport. The digital passport, created for the system, contains data from the electronic chip on existing e-passports, as well as biometric information such as fingerprints, iris scans and facial recognition.
ObjectTech’s digital passports use blockchain technology, which ensures that individuals can control who views their information and also choose to add additional details like such as financial information, addresses and location from a mobile device.