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FastPass - EU project on e-gates for passenger transport

09/07/2015 | 0 comments

Photo of e-gate at airport border control pointThe 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 process

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.

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): FastPass
Language(s): EN
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2017
Countries: Austria | Belgium | Finland | Germany | Greece | Latvia | Poland | Romania | United Kingdom


Publisher: FastPass Consortium
Date published on the web: 29/03/2013

Target Group(s)

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