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A secure, modular and distributed mobile border control solution for European land border crossing points

Objective

MobilePass will focus on research and development towards technologically advanced mobile equipment at land border crossing points. This will allow border control authorities to check European, visa-holding and frequent third country travellers in a comfortable, fast and secure way. The mobile solution incorporates new technologies needed in mobile scenarios and embeds them in the actual border crossing workflow to speed up control procedures.

MobilePass brings together system- and component producers, research institutions and governmental authorities. The entire innovation process, from development to integration, will continuously be evaluated by border guard authorities.

Promoting both security and mobility within the EU Border control is a major challenge for member states border control authorities. Travellers request a minimum delay and a convenient, non-intrusive border crossing, while border guards must fulfil their obligation to secure the EUs borders against illegal immigration, terrorisms, crime and other threats.
The MobilePass development process addresses both requirements with equal emphasis, keep security at the highest level while increasing the speed and the comfort for all legitimate travellers. Aspects of a fast border crossing by legitimate travellers are a (i) reliable and convenient capture of biometric and passport data, (ii) dependable, secure wireless data transfer, (iii) and a modular mobile equipment optimized to the border control workflow. Improved traveller identification technologies, such as contactless fingerprint capture and advanced mobile facial capture will increase the security, minimise spoofing and evasion, while making the control less cumbersome for passengers.

A system evaluation and demonstration will be done in two different member states. Compliance with European societal values and citizens’ rights is central to the acceptance of the developed technologies, and will accompany the development throughout the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 096 080
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Strobl (Mr.)

Participants (11)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 807 869
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 187 657,50
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma Coenegrachts (Ms.)
REGULA BALTIJA SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 52 335
Address
Andreja Pumpura Iela 97
5404 Daugavpils
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikita Kolesnev (Mr.)
VIDEMO INTELLIGENTE VIDEOANALYSE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 021
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 7
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Keni Bernardin (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 292 195
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Garcia Beato (Mrs.)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 149 920
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Samp (Mr.)
VERIDOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 637
Address
Oranienstrasse 91
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Jourdan (Ms.)
INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 022
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cuesta Cantarero (Mr.)
INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 39 725
Address
Bulevardul Geniului 42C
060117 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Soana (Mrs.)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 860
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Francisco López Sánchez (Mr.)
GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 159
81677 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Brandau (Mr.)