Facial recognition technology speeds up airport boarding

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Making travel more efficient, enjoyable and affordable is something many organizations and projects are working on, with solutions ranging from an app that lets passengers buy frequent flyers’ extra miles to a regulation carry-on bag that includes a pop-out stroller. Now, in the United Kingdom’s Heathrow airport, British Airways has introduced biometric facial recognition technology to help speed up boarding. When passengers go through security, boarding passes and passports will be checked and each person’s features scanned by biometric devices. That scan will then be repeated at the gate, allowing passengers to board without having to recheck all their documents.…

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