(Yicai Global) June 30 -- China Southern Airlines (CSA), one of China's largest airlines, introduced the facial recognition boarding system this week. Powered by Baidu's facial recognition technology, the system could easily identify a passenger and let board within seconds.
It is also the first facial recognition boarding management system in China, and now is installed in Nanyang Jiangying Airport in central China's Henan province. The airport staff members utilize the facial recognition system to match the collected data about the passenger's image, including his/her ID information in the system as the passenger presents the ticket.
The passenger could be boarded upon ID verification via the 1:1 facial recognition technology. The image information of the passenger will be entered the database by the system at the same time to complete the registration and filing process. The passengers can also handle the registration and filing processes in advance using the China Southern Airlines app. The passenger could get aboard via face scanning and data matching with the information in the system within one second.
The United Kingdom is a pioneer in applying this technology. In the summer of 2008, the automatic facial recognition technology was adopted by the UK for passengers flying from Europe to UK for security check, increased safety and work efficiency. In August 2014, Japan followed suit and started using the facial recognition system in some airports.