Saturday, November 25, 2017

GMR Airports reveals new technology and innovation lab plans

GMR Group, which operates Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, and Mactan-Cebu International Airport in the Philippines, has been making a concerted effort in recent years to channel its innovation as it continues to implement new technologies to help future-proof its airport facilities.

Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Innovation Officer at GMR Airports, who delivered a presentation at FTE Asia EXPO 2017 in Singapore earlier this month, revealed to FTE which forward-thinking projects have either been recently completed or are currently ongoing.

Among them is a successful trial of biometric-enabled kerb-to-gate processing. “This will be completely operational for domestic passengers by early 2018 at Hyderabad,” Raghunath said. “Once this is done, we will progressively roll it out for international passengers and deploy the solution at Delhi and eventually at Goa International Airport (which is due to be in operation by 2020).”

Meanwhile, A-CDM has been deployed at Delhi and Hyderabad airports, cameras and sensors are being used for queue measurement at airport immigration and check-in areas, and Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, beacons, facial recognition and analytics are being used for retail and passenger dwell time analysis. GMR has also self-developed a common use self-service (CUSS) solution at Delhi airport, and is actively exploring the potential of the Internet of Things.
25/11/17 Futue Travel Experience