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A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points

Objective

FastPass will establish and demonstrate a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates. FastPass brings together key players of the entire ABC value chain - system and component producers, research institutions, governmental authorities and end-users.
The development of a harmonized ABC gate will be accomplished with continuous end-user involvement. The entire innovation process, from components development to the final design of the user interface, will continuously be evaluated by the two end user groups, travellers and border guards.
Border control is a major challenge for security and mobility within the EU. Travellers request a minimum delay and a speedy border crossing, while Border Guards must fulfil their obligation to secure the EUs borders against illegal immigration and other threats. Fastpass will serve both demands at the same time to keep security at the highest level while increasing the speed and the comfort for all legitimate travellers at all border control points.
The FastPass ABC process will be designed to address both requirements with equal emphasis. One aspect of a speedy border crossing by legitimate travellers is a harmonised user interface. This will allow frequent travellers from Europe and third country states to pass through an ABC with minimum delay, using the full potential of ID documents. Improved traveller identification technologies, such as new biometric modules will increase the security of the ABC process and minimise spoofing.
A demonstration and evaluation at all types of border (air, land and sea) will be implemented in at least three 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 and end-user interaction throughout the project.
FastPass will develop a reference architecture for ABC gates, and will pursue a European initiative for a global standard in ABC technology.
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Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Address

Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 758 323,85

Administrative Contact

Markus Clabian (Dr.)

Participants (28)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 147 825

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER INNERES

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 58 900

OESTERREICHISCHE STAATSDRUCKEREI GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 248 342,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 620 760

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 232 480

MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 219 366,80

SECUNET SECURITY NETWORKS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 65 513,50

MIRASYS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 388 726

REGULA BALTIJA SIA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 99 450

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 883 230

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 443 520

TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 149 055,60

GUNNEBO ENTRANCE CONTROL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 212 050

GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 207 640

MODI MODULAR DIGITS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 565 100

MAGNETIC AUTOCONTROL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 482 332,50

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 350 222,80

ITTI SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 569 600

DELTABIT OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 329 200

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 315 438

INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 71 920

FINAVIA OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

DIMOTIKO LIMENIKO TAMEIO MYKONOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 101 650

FRAPORT AG FRANKFURT AIRPORT SERVICES WORLDWIDE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 75 300

FLUGHAFEN WIEN AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 76 700

INTREPID MINDS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 213 000

VERIDOS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 378 068,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312583

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 March 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 592 395,28

  • EU contribution

    € 11 287 715,05

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

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