Face-Scanning To Get On The Train

Face-Scanning To Get On The Train
Innovation

A scanning system that may replace ticket barriers has trialed at a Japanese train station.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 27 april 2006

A scanning system that may replace ticket barriers has trialed at a Japanese train station. In place of a ticket or your magnetic/swipe card, a biometric camera will photograph and analyze facial data and so “in essence converting each person’s face into a unique bar code”, the Japan Times reports.

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