The government of Australia plans to test contactless identification system for passengers at airports and main sea ports of the country.
As reported by ABC, the system will eliminate the need to scan the passport and go to the automatic personal identification by fingerprints and other biometric data.
«The money that we have invested in biometric technology, will give more reliable results than using a human factor, when a person manually scans the passport… this technology will be more reliable to identify people attempting to gain access to our country with bad intentions,» said Minister of migration Peter Dutton.
According to him, the new technology will also make the verification process faster and cheaper, and the released funds can be directed to the development of tourism.
The cost of the project, according to officials, is estimated at $ 78 million. Among other things, the process will eliminate paper or manual data processing — this includes the scanning of fingerprints and iris recognition or face plasty.
Specific technological solutions for this project in the migration Department of Australia yet — the project is at the stage of placing of government contracts.
The first test system of face recognition without providing a passport, according to a government plan, earn at Canberra airport in July 2017 and early 2020, 90% of passengers will pass through border control automatically.
Reform is carried out in the framework of the program on simplification of the inspection of documents under the name the Seamless Traveller.
We will remind, in August of 2016 in Australia conducted an online census.
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