Articles tagged “biometrics”

Travel Technology

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

By acquiring Argentinan vendor Whyline, Clear is doubling down on technology that allows travelers to reserve a spot in line when they check in for their flight. This "virtual queueing" tech could be used outside of airports, too, such as at attraction parks, in conference venues, and on cruise ships.

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

Airlines

Pangiam Bets on Facial Recognition to Speed Travelers Through Airports Post-Covid

Covid has spiked interest in biometric technology to reduce touchpoints and speed travelers through airports. Travel tech firm Pangiam is betting this is only the beginning with the acquisition of the facial recognition system VeriScan from the Washington, D.C., airports operator.

Pangiam Bets on Facial Recognition to Speed Travelers Through Airports Post-Covid

Airlines

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Many border security agencies aren't ready to cope with a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel if they have to track additional pieces of information like traveler health. Blame the holdup on a debate about tactics and tech, not just budgetary shortfalls.

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Online Travel

U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Facial recognition tech divides people. They say either that it's faster and contactless, or that it invades people's privacy. But questions about data security matter, too.

U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Coronavirus

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Low-touch is the new high-touch in travel. Companies may rapidly adopt some kinds of contactless systems in response to the pandemic. But which ones?

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Airlines

United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening

Clear doesn’t let you skip security screening at U.S. airport checkpoints, but its promise is to make the effort take less than five minutes consistently. Clearly United has heard from its most frequent customers that they value that consistency.

United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening

Airlines

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Airlines and other travel companies have been testing more than 50 systems for so-called biometric identification technologies, such as faceprint scans. But the industry needs to agree on standards for collecting, tracking, exchanging, and protecting travelers' data to speed everyone's journeys.

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Rental Cars

Hertz Partners With Clear to Ease Rental Car Pain With Biometrics

Rental car checkout is a nightmare if you don't have any loyalty status with the company. Maybe this new perk will make Clear's annual fee worthwhile for more frequent travelers.

Hertz Partners With Clear to Ease Rental Car Pain With Biometrics

Airlines

The TSA Plans to Use More Biometrics at Airport Security Checkpoints

We hear good things about the reliability of facial scans at airports with one exception. JetBlue Airways reports that the system in place at its terminals is not as effective with the oldest travelers as it is with everyone else.

The TSA Plans to Use More Biometrics at Airport Security Checkpoints

Airlines

Delta Expands Its Facial Recognition Technology Test to Atlanta

It's not clear using biometrics is easier for passengers or quicker for airlines. But there's a congressional mandate for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify people as they exit the country, and this is one way to do accomplish that.

Delta Expands Its Facial Recognition Technology Test to Atlanta