Moscow Subway testing face recognition payment system

Moscow Subway testing face recognition payment system

eTurboNews Syndication:

Moscow Metro subway is testing a face recognition system it really is likely to use to get cashless fare payments from riders. At this time, the operational system has been tested minus the participation of passengers.

The press service of Russian capital’s subway said that the testing is completed with VTB Bank and Sberbank jointly. The results haven’t been announced yet, because they are being processed and can remember to finalize currently.

According to the relative head of the city’s transportation department, a pilot project for entering the metro utilizing the face recognition system could be introduced by the finish of next year.

Earlier it has additionally became known that the Russian police shall receive portable video recorders with face recognition feature.


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The device resembles a little walkie-talkie radio which can be mounted on police uniform. The camera can distinguish faces and send data to a server, where pictures are checked against databases. When matches are located, the operational system will display information regarding the person.

Author: George Taylor

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