Narita Airport to Trial Facial Recognition Tech to Clear Customs
NEC senior vice president Ryouji Hayashi recently revealed that his company will be providing Japan’s Narita International Airport with facial recognition technology which will be used to confirm the identity of passengers in lieu of physical identification documents.
NEC says that an “electronic procedure gate” will be used to move passengers as the customs inspection area. Travelers can confirm their identity at a kiosk terminal while a smartphone app will also be made available to help passengers register baggage contents and passport information.
The Japanese tech company added that they have already provided biometric identification systems to around 50 airports around the world.