Dutch airline KLM has started a pilot project to see if facial recognition software would make boarding any easier and quicker for passengers.
The “biometric boarding” technology has been designed so that passengers do not have to show their passport or boarding pass at the gate.
The system has been installed at a single gate at the airline’s home airport of Schiphol in Amsterdam and is expected to be in place for at least three months.
Passengers will be asked to register at a kiosk beforehand, as they approach the gate for their flight.
KLM says all personal data will be erased after boarding and any information about the passenger will be erased from the kiosk after ten hours.
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