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

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.
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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)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 807 869

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 187 657,50

REGULA BALTIJA SIA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 52 335

VIDEMO INTELLIGENTE VIDEOANALYSE GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 332 021

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 292 195

ITTI SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 149 920

VERIDOS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 39 637

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 98 022

INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 39 725

MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 860

GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608016

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 133 598,49

  • EU contribution

    € 3 141 321,50

Coordinated by:

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria