A new Automated Passenger In-Car Clearance System (APICS) is being trialled at Singapore’s Woodlands Checkpoint on the Singapore-Malaysia border, a process that is expected to improve immigration clearance.
Drivers to Singapore via the Woodlands Checkpoint will drive up to a self-help kiosk under a light-controlled canopy, and scan their passport as well as their facial and iris biometrics on scanners located outside each car window. Passengers in the vehicle will no longer need to crane their necks out of the window for immigration clearance.
In the pilot phase, APICS is operational on weekday evenings and limited to cars where there is a single driver. This will be progressively offered to cars with more travellers.