Eurotunnel (between France and UK) to be first non-airport border crossing to use automatic face recognition technology

Eurotunnel’s terminals are to be equipped with SAS PARAFE (E-Gate) technology, as used at airports, at the road and rail border between UK and France following Eurotunnel’s recent partnership with IN Groupe.

This is the result of collective work carried out over several months between Eurotunnel and IN Groupe, under the authority of the Minister of the Interior in France. This hi-tech investment financed by Eurotunnel will make it easier for passengers holding biometric passports to cross the border.

The use of this technology contributes to the modernisation of operational border management and the evolution towards intelligent management. It also makes possible the objective of facilitating more and speeding up border crossings.