After a number of recent debacles over its public transportation system, which currently employs tokens as a method of payment, the city of Toronto is considering implementing a smart card fare collection system. The smart cards are being tested and would be launched in 2013.
ID News Archive for January, 2010
Data collection at Canadian border crossing is receiving a technological boost, thanks to the Full Page Document Reader. The device captures data from traveller’s documents (including contactless passports and magnetic stripes), therefore boosting security.
Biometrics such as digital fingerprinting or infrared scans of blood vessels in one’s palm are becoming standard when taking high-stakes entrance tests for professional programs such as medicine and business. However, not everyone agrees the biometric technology is the way to go.
Modern and secure identification is at the top of a list of priorities as the Yukon government looks to replace the territory’s outdated driver’s licenses and ID cards.