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Dubai Airport introduces 3D face scanning to speed up security checks


With over 80 million passengers arriving every year and an expected 124 million by 2020, Dubai International Airport officials brainstormed for 18 months and, in partnership with Emirates, came up with an innovative method to improve passenger traffic and speed up security checks.

By the end of 2018, Dubai International Airport will introduce biometric borders to verify passengers’ identity and get rid of traditional security checkpoints. Dubai Airport will benefit from a tunnel built to mimic a virtual fish tank with over 80 hidden cameras that will capture passengers’ faces and irises as they walk through it, looking at the fish to be matched with their digital profile.

“The tunnel has not come out of nowhere, without any foundation. We have been working for about four years to transform the procedure from the traditional counter and in the future we will not need the counter at all,” said Major Gen Obaid Al Hameeri, deputy director general of Dubai residency and foreign...(continued)

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