The Lunar Facial Recognition Payment System Streamlines the Subway

 - Oct 10, 2012
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The Lunar Facial Recognition Payment System would contribute greatly to the efficiency of circulation throughout Shanghai metro stations. Enormous crowds push through the transport nodes at all hours of the day and most people are held up by the process of purchasing tickets.

Arthur Kenzo worked with Francois de Martrin-Donos and Valentin Gauffre to design and expertly render this hi-tech transit kiosk. The scheme includes two separate units with one acting as a speedy scanner at the entrances and exists of train stops. It quickly sweeps each passenger's face and electronically deducts the appropriate cash from his metro credit.

The other piece of equipment necessary to the Lunar Facial Recognition Payment System is the tower. This is what the public use to set up their personal accounts, to have their faces initially scanned and to top up their travel balances.