Land Borders

Research
Status: 
planned
Brief description: 

MobilePass focuses on research and development towards technologically advanced mobile equipment at land border crossing points to allow border control authorities to check European, visa-holding and frequent third country travellers in a comfortable, fast and secure way. The mobile solution incorporates new technologies needed in mobile scenarios and embeds them in the actual border crossing workflow to speed up control procedures.

MobilePass brings together system- and component producers, research institutions and governmental authorities. The entire innovation process, from components development to the integration into an efficient workflow will continuously be evaluated by border guard authorities.

Homeland Security wants study on possible border crossing fee

 

The Department of Homeland Security is looking into charging pedestrians and passenger cars a crossing fee at the Canadian and Mexican borders to fund its operations at ports of entry.

 

Research
Status: 
started
This project pursues the identification of best practices in border checks at land BCPs. In 2012 the focus was on border check procedures and international cooperation at the external land borders. In 2013 the project is exploring additional areas, namely the performance of VIS checks at land BCPs,the human machine interface of border control equipment, border checks at railway BCPs, and cooperation between border guards and customs.