Setting sun blinds hi-tech cameras at Stansted border control

Setting sun blinds hi-tech cameras at Stansted border control

Travellers with biometric passports face long delays as west-facing cameras repeatedly fail to read passengers’ faces

Passengers trying to get through Stansted airport are being hit by long delays because the sun’s rays are confusing the sophisticated cameras used at border control.

The passport hall at the airport faces west, meaning that during summer evenings the cameras point straight into the setting sun. Last week border guards at the airport, which is used by more than 23 million passengers a year, were overheard discussing a “high rate of rejection because of the sunlight”.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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