Could fingerprint scanners replace check-in lines


Source: Aaron Gregg, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

When Apple introduced an electronic fingerprint scanner to its iPhone in 2013, it started doing away with annoying password log-ins required for many smartphone apps.

Today, a group of prominent D.C.-area investors thinks the same process can be applied to real-world inconveniences, such as standing in line at the airport, waiting to get into a hockey game or ordering a drink, where driver’s licenses and credit cards are still the primary way consumers prove their identities.

Clear, a biometric identification system, already has a visible presence in 27 U.S. airports, where passengers can sign up to use fingerprint and eye scanners in place of a driver’s license.

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