Taiwan’s No. 1 airport has launched a new facial recognition system that should make flying easier than ever before. The One ID facial recognition system at Taoyuan International Airport is designed to streamline the airport experience. It will mean travelers can leave passports in pockets, and move through the airport with just their face for an ID.

A visitor takes off their mask, and within three seconds, the system has recognized their facial features. The gate to this controlled zone opens automatically.

This is the new One ID facial recognition system launched by Taoyuan International Airport. From now on, travelers will register their basic data when they scan their boarding pass or passport at the check-in counter, self-check-in machines, or security gates. Once their face is logged, they can pass through further barriers with nothing but facial recognition.

Tan Shao-pi

Taoyuan International Airport CEO

Your personal biological features will be linked to your travel documents. You just have to complete the check-in and the registration, and then once you’re in the controlled zone you won’t need to get your documents out again. When you go through these inspection gates, it’s all done in three seconds, all the way through to boarding.

The One ID facial recognition system aims to expedite airport throughflow and boarding for passengers. It also checks temperatures as a public health measure. The service will officially go on trial at the airport on Dec. 15. All travelers aged 20 or over can register at the airport before going abroad, and reduce the time they spend in queues. Officials hope it will enhance the smart user experience at Taoyuan.

Tan Shao-pi

Taoyuan International Airport CEO

Our system has undergone thorough testing, and is subject to our strict rules. As soon as the traveler boards their flight, their data will be wiped. Their biological data will not be retained. So there’s no issue with personal data security.

The airport promises the system is respectful with users’ data. It also complies with the post-pandemic trend for zero-contact machinery. As Taiwan looks forward to reopening its borders, its No. 1 airport wants the experience as slick as can be.