Eurostar launches biometric facial recognition trial at London station

Facial recognition - St Pancras International station

The technology is being tested at the St. Pancras International station on passengers traveling to and from Europe. Eurostar has announced that it is starting the trial of a new biometric facial recognition technology on passengers traveling to and from Europe from St Pancras International station in London. The tech will provide passengers with the opportunity to use the SmartCheck lane. Passengers traveling through the station will be able to use the biometric facial recognition system in the SmartCheck lane to complete their pre-departure checks for their ticket and passport.…

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Eurostar on track for new mobile ticketing feature

Mobile Payments For Train

The Eurostar transportation company is adding its own presence to the mobile marketplace by including a number of different initiatives such as iPhone and Android device apps, a mobile-optimized website, and mobile ticketing. According to Eurostar – a high-speed passenger rail service in Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium – approximately 80 percent of its customers use some form of mobile device when they travel. By providing these consumers with new tools that can be used on those devices, it allows them to check travel schedules, buy their…

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