EU Research: PROTECT and D4Fly
As one of the world’s leading identity solution providers, Veridos ensures that its biometrics technology is continuously advanced to stay ahead of the game. In this way, it can strengthen European smart borders to aid law enforcement, adds Rafaela Pernice, Deputy Head of PR & Marketing Communications at Veridos GmbH.
To this effect, Veridos is leading an EU-funded research project called D4Fly, working with 18 partners to make border crossing faster and more secure and significantly decrease fraud. State-of-the-art border control solutions under review include biometrics-on-the-fly, document forgery detection, and the benefits of blockchain technology in identity verification.
D4Fly is also putting significant effort into developing new methods of morphing detection with AI. Testing and demonstration will focus on four different border control points and one document fraud expertise center in the UK, Greece, Lithuania, and the Netherlands.
Moreover, Veridos has co-coordinated PROTECT: another EU-funded project on biometrics and no-gate crossing technology. This examines emerging and contactless biometrics and less obtrusive methods of biometric data capture and verification. Other areas under research included “biometric corridors,” through which travelers can pass without having to stop.