Heathrow to Introduce Facial Recognition Technology

7 December 2009 (Last Updated December 7th, 2009 18:30)

London Heathrow Airport in the UK will introduce facial recognition technology by January 2010, following the technology's introduction at Gatwick and Manchester Airports. The electronic border gates can scan passengers with biometric passports using facial recognition technology. <

London Heathrow Airport in the UK will introduce facial recognition technology by January 2010, following the technology's introduction at Gatwick and Manchester Airports.

The electronic border gates can scan passengers with biometric passports using facial recognition technology.

The gates form part of the larger electronic borders (e-borders) programme, which will help reduce lengthy processing times at Heathrow's border control.