Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk

Commuters may soon be able to ditch their bus pass and access public transport with technology identifying them by the way they walk.

Mastercard MA, +11.80% is working with transport firms to develop a new system that would authenticate passengers by their gait.

The payment provider told MarketWatch that everyone has a unique walk, and it is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future.

Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard, told MarketWatch in an interview: “We are working with transport organizations where your face or gait will authenticate you.

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