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VTB and Rostelecom test payment of trips in the Moscow subway on the person

Customers: Moscow Metro

Moscow; Transport

Product: Single Biometric System (SBS)

Project date: 2019/11

On November 7, 2019 it became known of testing in the Moscow subway of a new payment system of trips by recognition of the person. This project is implemented by VTB and Rostelecom, the vice chairman of the board of bank Anatoly Pechatnikov told Vedomosti

According to him to use the technology working based on the Single Biometric System (SBS) clients of all banks will be able. By the beginning of November, 2019 the biometrics is collected by 155 banks more than in 5300 departments, in EBS about 65,000 people are registered.

VTB and Rostelecom test payment of trips in the Moscow subway on the person
VTB and Rostelecom test payment of trips in the Moscow subway on the person

It is noted, the system of face recognition which test VTB and Rostelecom will allow passengers to cross a tourniquet on  one millisecond.  During this time the platform will manage to recognize the person and  to make the decision  whether it is worth opening for him a tourniquet or not.

In addition to VTB, the Moscow Metro holds internal testing of a possibility of payment of journey using biometrics in cooperation with Sberbank. The technology is tested for the Sukharevskaya stations by November, 2019 and the focus group is attracted. For journey payment passengers need to download mobile application on phone and to undergo small registration procedure: take a selfie and enter data of the bank card.[1]

By November, 2019 Sberbank  creates own biometric platform competing with EBS. VTB is going to start similar development in December, Anatoly Pechatnikov told journalists.

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Using own biometrics we do not conclude legally significant bargains. Our system helps us to struggle with swindlers. It identifies the client quicker, than it is done by us now at a call in call center  — he explained.
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 In the run-up to  the soccer-2018 World Cup in  Moscow Metro started the system of face recognition for security. Its  creation cost the capital almost   4.6 billion rubles.

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