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Entrust, Eurostar selected to speak at eu-LISA Contactless Travel Industry Roundtable

May 31 | Source WorldReach

Entrust, through its Identity Verification unit (WorldReach Software) has been selected to present at eu-LISA’s Industry Roundtable. This year’s focus is Contactless Travel in Post-COVID Times: Enhancing the EU Security Ecosystem. The event runs 1-2 June, 2021.

Gordon Wilson, Global Head of Seamless Travel for Entrust and Renaud Thillaye, Head of Public Affairs, Eurostar will be speaking on Tuesday, June 2 at 14:30 CEST/ 08:30 EDT. Their topic – an exciting new seamless, contactless rail pilot set to begin this summer in St. Pancras International Station in London.

Touchless Travel Experience

High-speed rail operator, Eurostar, is preparing for the future with the Project Laminar funded by InnovateUK Department of Transportation in partnership with Entrust and the prime project partner, iProov. The vision of this pilot project is a touchless travel experience in which passengers are identified solely by facial recognition and their pre-enrolled data is submitted (by user consent) both to Eurostar for check-in and to UK Border Force as an exit check.

In terms of interoperability, this is a significant project because it connects commercial travel and border control use cases.

Safe & Seamless Travel

Entrust will be showing a video of this safe and seamless travel process that contributes to the post-pandemic recovery of the travel sector. The pilot includes:

  • a remote identity & document verification service by which the passenger enrolls their biographic and biometric information before travel, using their own mobile device
  • NFC capability of the phone is used to read the chip in the ePassport
  • the facial image in the chip is compared against a contemporaneous selfie
  • a liveness check (using iProov genuine presence technology) is used to protect against presentation attacks
  • three images (from chip, liveness and selfie) are triangulated to provide Eurostar and UK Border Force with a high degree of assurance that the passenger is the rightful holder of the document
  • the passenger scans the QR code on their Eurostar e-ticket to associate the ticket with the enrolled identity information (All this is achieved in a single app on the passenger’s phone in under ten minutes)
  • once enrolment is complete, a Digital Travel Credential (DTC), to the ICAO standard, is derived from the passport chip and stored securely on the passenger’s mobile device, to be shared with their consent
  • the passenger proceeds to St. Pancras International Station in London, where check-in for the train is achieved simply by walking along a biometric lane supplied by Face4 Systems. (Cameras situated in the biometric lane verify that the approaching passenger is pre-registered)
  • The pre-enrolled data is then sent to Eurostar to confirm check-in, without the need for the passenger to present any physical documents or interact with Eurostar staff.

Additional capability of verifying health status certificates is also being explored.

Entrust, and its partners, continue to secure the world in motion.

For more information on this Industry Roundtable, please contact eu-Lisa.

About WorldReach, an Entrust Company
WorldReach Software uses innovative processes and technology to remotely verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery, through its systems for:

• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe & seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• high assurance digital Identity verification and corroboration.

To learn more about our seamless travel & border solutions and identity verification approach, visit our website.

Press contact
Shelley Bryen, Product Marketing Management Director,  +1 (613) 697-6997