Kazakhstan’s capital to put in facial recognition cost expertise in 2021

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Passengers of public transport within the capital of Kazakhstan will have the ability to pay for travel by displaying their face on the digicam utilizing Face pay expertise, Akim (Mayor) of Nur-Sultan Altay Kulginov stated on October 16.
“To pay in public transport, you just need to look at the camera – it recognises the face and immediately automatically removes the fare of 90 tenge from the card,” Kulginov stated on the QazUrban Forum 2020 “Nur-Sultan is a comfortable city”. “We have already tested it in a pilot mode. Now we want to install cameras on all routes in general starting next year,” he stated.
He additionally added that from the start of 2021, a further 100 electrical buses will arrive within the capital, the place the Face pay system may also be launched. “Especially in winter, you won’t dig in your purse, you just need to take off your mask – the system will recognise you and then go into public transport,” Kulginov stated.
The mayor of the capital recalled that throughout the unfold of coronavirus an infection in public transport, money funds had been restricted to exclude the potential of an infection. Passengers of the capital’s public transport will pay for his or her fare utilizing transport playing cards, SMS, a number of functions and financial institution playing cards.
Face pay expertise was launched in pilot mode on the finish of 2019. Then two buses had been outfitted with particular cameras.