Rostec develops scanners for payment in public transport using biometrics

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The Ruselectronics holding, which is part of the state corporation Rostec, intends to develop and manufacture biometric systems, as well as video surveillance and navigation systems for payment in public transport. Such devices are expected in the first half of next year. The development will be the responsibility of the Research Institute “Vector” of the “Vega” concern, which cooperates with the “MF Tarif” company, which is a developer of software and hardware solutions for passenger transport.

Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will be engaged in the production of modules for the electronic fare control system using biometric data. There are also plans to create an R&D center for hardware and software development. Stanislav Sharonov, Deputy General Director of Vega Concern for Commercial Activities, noted that the first 100 modules of the fare control system will be created and handed over to customers in 2022.

In Russia, the digitalization of passenger transportation, which is supported by the state, continues to gain momentum. The Ministry of Transport has already presented a strategy for the digital transformation of transport, according to which, by 2030, passengers will be able to pass security checks at airports and train stations, as well as pay for travel using biometrics. According to experts, by 2035, the number of people using biometric identification when traveling by public transport will be 80%.

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