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In the largest service of its kind launched to date, Moscow Metro has rolled out its “Face Pay” service. The completely hands-free service uses facial recognition technology to enable customers to pay fares. Masks and dim lighting could slow down transactions, the agency acknowledged.

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The metro noted that 25,000 customers had registered for the service during the first full day after it launched the service. The number of sign-ups was beyond expectations.

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Moscow Metro

Touting it as the largest rollout of biometric payments in the world, Moscow Metro launched its high-profile “Face Pay” service Friday, as expected, and predicted that 10% to 15% would regularly use the service in the next two to three years.

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