Biometrics, AI, mixed reality, and robotics underpin SITA’s solutions for the airport of the future

    SITA stated (06-Nov-2017) biometrics, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and robotics underpin SITA’s solutions for the airport of the future. SITA noted that such technology is required with the latest 20 year IATA passenger forecast predicting more than half the world’s growth will be in Asia Pacific with 2.1 billion additional passengers in 2036, more than double the current traffic in the region. SITA president Asia Pacific Sumesh Patel said: “We know that passengers prefer to use technology when they travel. For example, it has been proven that automated identity checks at passport control and boarding increase passenger satisfaction. In particular, biometrics offers the opportunity for a secure and seamless experience. Airlines and airports can be confident that the majority of passengers will welcome its introduction. In fact, 57% said they would definitely use biometrics for their next trip”. [more – original PR