Facial Recognition Technology Debuting at Miami International Airport to Help Reduce Wait Time For Passport Travelers - NBC 6 South Florida

Facial Recognition Technology Debuting at Miami International Airport to Help Reduce Wait Time For Passport Travelers

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    Facial Recognition For International Travelers in Miami

    NBC 6's Arlene Borenstein shows the new technology that is aimed at speeding up the process for those traveling on international flights from the busy airport.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018)

    What to Know

    • For the first time at one of the country’s busiest airports, facial recognition technology aims to shorten international customs lines.

    • The software will be used at Concourse E, which is now a renovated federal inspection facility.

    • Travelers will also be able to offer passport clearance via Global Entry kiosks as well as a mobile app.

    If you've ever flown internationally, you know how long the process can be as your passport is checked – now, Miami International Airport is looking to change the waiting game using the one thing you always have: your face.

    For the first time at one of the country’s busiest airports, facial recognition technology aims to shorten that customs line and make international flights easier to board.

    The software will be used at Concourse E, which is now a renovated federal inspection facility.

    The machines are estimated to screen passports for about 10 passengers per minute – using technology which will match the traveler with the document they are presenting.

    Travelers will also be able to offer passport clearance via Global Entry kiosks as well as a mobile app while also seeing a reduction in the distance in travel for those who previously had to check in at Concourse D and walk to other areas of the airport.

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