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Sydney Airport trialling first stages of 'couch-to-gate' biometrics technology

Staff Writer |
Select Sydney Airport passengers are now using groundbreaking biometrics technology with facial recognition processing, allowing them to undergo a more seamless airport experience.

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The world-leading biometrics system, when fully tested, will mean passengers will be able to complete most stages of their airport journey using their face as their access identification.

The initial phase of the trial will test four key steps in the passenger journey including automated check-in, bag drop, lounge access and boarding.

Additional steps proposed for future trials include mobile check-in and automated border processing.

Qantas passengers on select international flights will participate with the airline, the launch partner for the trial.

The Australian Government’s border processing procedures will remain unchanged and travellers will still be required to undergo the current border processes.


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