Having accidentally seen an unusual icon on the floor in front of the turnstile in the subway a couple of weeks ago, I did not attach any importance to it. And then I saw how they really use it, and at that moment I wondered what it was.
metro, hesitated a little in front of the entrance and saw on the floor at one of the turnstiles an unusual sign that reads Biometrics Payment.
The icon is inconspicuous, so I did not notice it for so long, although I was at the station often The icon is inconspicuous, so I did not notice it for so long, although I was at the station often
” Strange, “I thought. “Doesn t biometrics recognize people by their faces and fingerprints?” I decided that there was some mistake, or an inaccurate name. But there was also a sign on the turnstile itself. Already with Postscript Face Pay.
Very small under white letters in gray it says Face Pay Very small under white letters in gray it says Face Pay
So, when did the future come? Yes, we have cameras at each turnstile , which are now used mainly as traffic lights for people. But are they really capable of b o more? Let s find out.
It turns out that the Face Pay system has been tested in the Moscow metro since January¹ . And it really involves recognizing a passenger by face and paying for travel with a card linked to this passenger s data.
The system is being tested on volunteers while the number of stations where it operates is being expanded. They promise that they will open on October 15 at all stations.
For such payment, the rightmost turnstiles are equipped. Take a closer look, maybe your station already has this. For such payment, the extreme right turnstiles are equipped. Take a closer look, maybe your station already has this
The logic of the work is simple : after a person has registered in the system (photographed and linked to the bank card details), he can go to the turnstile with the designation Face Pay . The camera reads his face, removes the board and opens the turnstile.
By the way, I found a form for registration in the program² , for this you need to submit application and wait for a response. They also write that turnstiles open in 1-2 seconds.
There is information that for test participants, the pass costs half the price , but in the official I did not find this source.
The Face Pay system is designed to make it easier for people to access the metro, because there will be no need to take out a card or go to the cashier. Let s see how it performs and how it can withstand the flow of people during rush hours.
My attitude: The idea is interesting, I will even be glad if it works, but I myself am not yet ready to register in it. Did you know about such an innovation in the Moscow metro? Will you use it?
¹ – Face Pay will pass in the metro (link is external)
² – Registration in the Face Pay testing system (link is external)
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