FastPass - EU project on e-gates for passenger transport
09/07/2015 | 0 comments
The European Union funded project, FastPass, aims to develop and demonstrate a harmonized, modular reference system for European automated border crossing points or "e-gates".
Many airports have introduced automated e-passport gates that use biometrics (usually a facial scan) to identify passengers. These e-passport gates are a self-service alternative to the conventional border control process where a border guard checks the passports of passengers.
Security, mobility, harmonisation: at the crossroads of these challenges, the project FastPass will establish and demonstrate a harmonized and modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates at European borders.
The aim is providing a solution facilitating both the border crossing for the traveller and the identity control for the border guards, while respecting data protection and privacy issues.
FastPass brings together key players of the entire ABC value chain – system and component producers, research institutions, governmental authorities, data protection authorities and end-users. A demonstration and evaluation at all types of border (air, land and sea) will be implemented in at least three different member states. Based on an innovative reference architecture, adaptable to different border types, elaborated in an "end-user centric" way and privacy as well as security assessed, the FastPass solution answers your needs.
Funding: EU FP-7 Security
Coordinator: Markus Clabian, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Consortium: 27 partners
Read more about the project at the FastPass Website.