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Beijing subway to use 'bio-recognition tech' to speed passenger flow

Posted on June 20, 2018

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SHANGHAI — According to state-run China Daily, the Chinese capital, Beijing, is looking at introducing “bio-recognition technology”, including palm scanners and facial recognition cameras, to speed up passenger flow through subway stations, reported Reuters.

The facial recognition cameras would be able to detect people’s faces, potentially allowing them to bypass normal ticketing channels, while the palm scanners would enable some people to swipe their hands to get through ticket turnstiles, the report said.

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