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Osaka Subway Operator Trials Biometric eGates

Osaka Subway Operator Trials Biometric eGates

“Osaka Metro officials’ goal is to bring these biometric eGates to all train stations by 2024, in time for the 2025 World Expo, which is slated to take place in the city.” Osaka Metro Co., the operator of the city’s subway system, has begun trialling biometric eGates. The automated eGates operate based on facial recognition,…

Beijing Subway Seeks to Improve Efficiency with Biometric Passenger Recognition

Beijing Subway Seeks to Improve Efficiency with Biometric Passenger Recognition

Administrators of Beijing’s subway system are planning to implement biometric passenger recognition in the transit network, according to a China Daily report. The announcement was made by a senior Beijing Subway official at last week’s International Metro Transit Exhibition, which was held in the city. The aim is to improve the subway system’s efficiency. Over…

Free TfL Rides for Apple Pay Commuters

Free TfL Rides for Apple Pay Commuters

Apple and MasterCard have teamed up once again to promote Apple Pay on the Transport for London network. Rehashing a promotion first launched last autumn, the companies are offering free rides on Mondays from February 29th to March 14th. When the promotion was first launched last year, it was seen by some as a means of…

Texas Transit Agency to Scan Faces of Train Passengers

Texas Transit Agency to Scan Faces of Train Passengers

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), North Texas’ biggest municipal transit agency, is bringing cameras and facial recognition technology to its trains. Whereas the Beijing Railway Station in China recently introduced facial recognition as a means of efficiently processing passengers in the onboarding process, DART’s move is primarily intended as a security measure, at least partly…