UK Airport installs facial recognition software to allow passengers travel without passports

British Gatwick Airport is set to make travelling easier after installing a facial recognition software that would enable passengers travel without their passports.

The new technology will also reduce queues at security and speed up the process.

According to the Telegraph, the airport has conducted several trials of the new technology in collaboration with easyJet.

The technology works by comparing the passenger’s face to their passport as well as the name on their boarding pass, eliminating the need for human checks.

Gatwick Airport confirmed that over 90 per cent of the 20,000 passengers who tested the technology said it was both easy and faster to board the plane.

However, the airport urged passengers to still bring their passport as they will need it at the other end of their flight.

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