Programmes like IATA One-ID and WEF’s Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) aim at connecting travellers to airports, airlines and governments in a manner that is transforming the passenger’s experience inside and outside the airport ecosystem.
One-ID and Known Traveller Digital Identity systems (KTDI) are reshaping and transforming the traveller experience by allowing a seamless traveller journey throughout the entire travel ecosystem. It is increasingly becoming the model for enhanced passenger clearance, flow efficiency, identity security and capacity structure.
Vision-Box passenger-centric technologies are leading this transformation by exploring the full capability and capacity of collaborative stakeholder networks. One-ID and KTDI are evolving the passenger experience inside and outside the airport through contactless biometric identification and Mobile ID technologies. These digital collaborations are reshaping and enriching the relationship between airports, airlines, governments and travellers all over the world, unleashing the power of digital identity for a safer and better world.
The Netherlands and Canada are two of the leading governments in this transformation with the introduction of a World Economic Forum driven initiative, branded as the Known Traveller Digital Identity Program. The trusted relationship between the 2 countries allows, for the first time, the secured share of citizens digital ID through advanced Identity Management as a Service capabilities. The KTDI home-to-home programme is a multi-journey, multi-tenant platform that allows travellers to use their digital identity for a contactless and paperless clearance end-to-end.
Using fast and secure facial biometric recognition, travellers are automatically cleared to board the plane in one airport and cleared to pass through immigration on the arriving airport without needing to stop or show any travel documents. This gives passengers a quick, fast and secure passage when clearing the border on either side of the Atlantic. KTDI is a collaborative project between Vision-Box, Air Canada, KLM, the Montreal Trudeau International, Toronto Pearson International and Amsterdam Schiphol airports, and both the Canadian and Dutch governments.
Similarly, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, India, has started providing passengers with automated checkpoint clearance using the Digi Yatra ID Management Service Platform. It is powered by the Vision-Box Orchestra platform that uses advanced facial recognition for an automated recall of biometric and biographic data connected to the traveller for instant identification and clearance. This allows passengers to experience their journey seamlessly through check-in, security check, baggage-drop and aircraft boarding process. Digi Yatra’s system at Bengaluru is to date the largest curb-to-gate deployment of a paperless clearance system in Asia with over 350 passenger touchpoints available to the flying public.
Vision-Box’s unique Orchestra Identity Management Platform is the brain that controls the complex data exchange structure under strict data protection rules. Its scalable design facilitates the expansion of biometric services throughout the airport by easily integrating seamless passenger processing points off and throughout the airport. The automated Orchestra platform takes mere seconds to check security databases, connect to aviation legacy systems, reconciliate traveller data, ultimately identifying and seamlessly clearing passengers in a friction-less manner.
Orchestra is yet the only ID Management platform in the world which is Privacy by Design™ certified. It prioritises the protection and privacy of traveller data by default in government, airport, and airline networks.
Initiatives like One-ID and KTDI represent landmark achievements in the progression of seamless travel and markedly improve the passenger experience through digital identification technology. The digital liberation of the passenger improves the travel experience and connects the individual to the transportation ecosystem in a way never seen before which will help solving the growth challenges of the industry while delivering unparalleled benefits to society.