Taiwan’s EVA Air taps facial recognition for passenger boarding

Technology connected with US biometric exit system, allows passengers to forgo boarding passes

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/01
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

EVA Air taps facial recognition for passenger boarding (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air announced Tuesday (Dec. 1) the introduction of a facial recognition service that will facilitate passenger boarding starting with flights from San Francisco to Taiwan.

Part of the U.S. Biometric Exit program, the service allows passengers to have their faces scanned at the boarding gates, the data of which will then be matched with that of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the air carrier’s check-in system.

Without the need to scan boarding passes, the service helps minimize overall boarding time. Infants and those with special needs are still required to follow traditional procedures with the assistance of airline personnel, wrote CNA.

According to EVA Air, the company has endeavored to upgrade its services by employing artificial intelligence and other technologies. Meanwhile, the contactless technology involved in the biometric identification system serves to reduce the risk of disease transmission while optimizing human resources.    [FULL  STORY]

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