Gemalto is piloting biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport.
The test aims to confirm that passenger needs and expectations are met with Gemalto facial recognition technology versus a traditional boarding pass, as well as satisfying US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) exit requirements.
The pilot programme is flexible with regards to space limitations and future options as the system will be integrated into the existing agent podium to facilitate boarding. Passengers will approach the gate and receive confirmation via a computer screen and camera following a facial verification from CBP Traveler Verification Services. Once verified, the captured images are wiped from the system for privacy.