IDEMIA I&S North America has announced that a new travel platform, ID2Travel, is launching in North America. ID2Travel is an interoperable traveler identity platform covering the entire passenger facilitation ecosystem.
Based on identity management and biometric identification, ID2Travel is a passenger facilitation solution that is designed to improve the traveler experience to deliver efficient, secure and frictionless travel. The platform is interoperable and can be deployed as part of the airport, airline, port or any travel-based infrastructure, or through IDEMIA’s patented and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-rated biometric capture solutions. The passenger experience from check-in and across every touchpoint in the travel experience uses identity proofing that leverages mobile enrollment with secured digital credentials on the traveler’s mobile device, biometric devices, and technology back-end services.
Lisa Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Travel and Transport, IDEMIA I&S North America, explained that prior to COVID, Americans took approximately 2.3 billion trips, over a one-year period, which makes it even more important for the passenger experience to be yet more frictionless and seamless as pre-pandemic travel patterns return.
Passengers can enroll using a mobile device from home by scanning a state ID or passport, and then taking a selfie to do a 1:1 match. Once submitted for enrollment, travelers will be able to use biometrics to securely and simply move through the airport to their gate and beyond in their travel experience.
The IDEMIA solution also allows passengers to opt out and remove their enrollment at any time and all data is immediately removed from the system, empowering the traveler to take full control of their personal identity information (PII).