According to Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev, facial recognition technology would be implemented in all modes of public transportation in the Russian Federation by 2024.
According to the Ministry of Transport, Russia’s transportation system will soon be replaced by a newer, more contemporary one. People identification systems based on biometric data will be used in all modes of public transportation by 2024. At the Novoe Znanie marathon, Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev addressed this issue. You will be able to write off money using biometrics rather than other payment methods.
The department released the Digital Transformation Strategy through 2030 in July. The plan anticipates that travelers will be able to utilize this technology to pay for their journey as well as pass past security checks at airports and train stations.
As previously reported, face-scanning (FacePay) fare payments will be accessible at all Moscow metro stations beginning October 15.
The facial recognition system will introduce a new payment mechanism. To do so, take a photo with a specific app on your phone and upload it to the information transit system. Following registration, the system will recognize the passenger using a photograph and debit the fare from the account selected by him, as well as from his bank card or Troika card.