Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added: “I am delighted to announce the winners of this year’s First of a Kind competition, which will support better, more environmentally friendly journeys.
“Crucially, these pioneering projects will also ensure that passengers have a more efficient, reliable and responsive railway, making their journeys simpler and easier.”
Prior to travelling, customers would use the Eurostar app to scan their identity documentation.
The iProov facial biometric check will then use patented controlled illumination to authenticate the identity of the user against the ID document.
Matching the identity portrayed in the passport, the illumination process “verifies that the user is a real person, rather than a photo, video, or mask, and, uniquely, that the user is authenticating right now,” said iProov.