French airline, Air France, has begun a trial of contactless smart cards with passenger biometric data to allow for expedited check-in, according to a UK Register article. The system is in place at automated gates that enables the passenger to pass when the card information matches the sample given by the passenger. The traveler submits ab index finger and thumb prints.
The trial is only for members of Air France’s frequent flyer program and for flights between Paris and Amsterdam. However, if the trials prove successful they are looking to expanding the capabilities of the card to include information for car rentals and other airport services.
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