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Moscow Metro launches Face Pay payment by face recognition

David Murphy

Face Pay, a fare payment system using face recognition, has been launched on all 14 lines and 241 stations of the Moscow metro. Turnstiles equipped with Face Pay are identified by a round, black sticker on the floor.

The Moscow Department of Transport said that Moscow is the first city in the world to use facial recognition for fare payments on such a scale. The Head of the Department of Transport, Maxim Liksutov, said that the possibility of launching the service on the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), commuter rail lines, Moscow Central Diameters (MCD), and ground transport is also being considered.