One day after Beijing metro realized citywide support for QR-code payment, the city is looking to power its metro system with face recognition.

A representative from the Beijing Transportation Committee told local media that the capital is going to test out its face recognition system by the end of this year (in Chinese).

Fingerprints, faces and voice waves are the unique identifiers for biometric verification. Currently facial recognition is the most suitable technology for the metro, according to the director of Beijing Metro Network Control Center.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.