In a recent webinar hosted by transportation and defense industry consultant firm IHS Jane, experts weighed in on biometric usage specific to border control applications, what can be expected as a next step and what it means for travelers, according to a Transitional article.
Among the most prevalent expectations is the convergence of biometric data found on passports and other travel documents with airline passenger data so that government agencies overseeing safety in airports are able to do their own risk assessments.
Such a program would enable the agencies to provide automated border control within their airports. However, the same experts are seeing the interest in automating areas of the airports resulting in a trend of finding more areas that biometrics can be applied such as programs for frequent flyers benefits such as lounge access, bag drop off and when boarding a plane.
A survey from Sita points to 20% of the 129 airlines surveyed investing in biometric.
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