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Heathrow to boost facial recognition points

A £50-million project will see facial recognition added to more points at Heathrow Airport from summer 2019, reports Travel Weekly.

The scheme is designed to speed up check in, bag drop and boarding.

The airport is set to have the world’s largest deployment of biometrically enabled products including bag drops and self-boarding gates

The “biometric revolution” will see a full-scale roll out of new biometric services from next summer.

The new technology will be a first for the London hub and aims to streamline the experience for passengers from check-in to take-off. This could reduce the average passenger’s journey time by up to a third.

The new technology uses facial recognition at check-in, bag drops, security lanes and boarding gates to create a seamless experience for passengers.

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