Hangzhou East Railway Begins to Use Facial Recognition to Board Trains
City Express 2019-01-23 09:23:45

The Spring Festival travel rush kicked off on January 21. To improve efficiency, facial recognition technology is used this year to verify passengers' identification at the Hangzhou East Railway Station, where passengers can walk through the gate in a few seconds after passing the ID verification. 

An optimized ticket purchase process can also increase travelers' chances of buying a railway ticket. With new functions on the upgraded China's official online train ticket booking website of 12306.cn, canceled train tickets will be automatically allocated to other passengers who have paid but are still on the waiting list.