Dubai Airport to replace security checks with face-scanning fish and a virtual aquarium tunnel

traveller.com.au

Dubai International Airport is doing away with security counters next year and introducing virtual fish to verify your identity instead. Yes, you read that right.


Instead of waiting in line for security kiosks or e-gates, passengers will be able to walk through a virtual aquarium tunnel in which 80 in-built cameras will scan their faces. The role of the fish? To capture the passengers' attention - and thus their biometrics.


Foreign affairs chief Major Gen Obaid Al Hameeri told The National: "The fish is a sort of entertainment and something new for the traveller but, at the end of the day, it attracts the vision of the travellers to different corners in the tunnel for the cameras to capture his/her face print."


The first "biometric borders" will appear by late 2018 at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, with other terminals being fitted with them by 2020.

Read full story: traveller.com.au

Posted: 13 Oct 2017 18:18:13

  
  

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