Automated passport kiosks take off

The Automated Passport Control Kiosk has been added to several airports around the country, among the latest, Detroit Metropolitan International Airport, which just installed 30 new APCs.

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How kiosks are transforming the airport travel experience

From entry to departure to arrival, kiosks could soon make it possible to venture through an airport without a single human interaction.

3 ways kiosks are changing transportation

Kiosks are providing massive opportunities for mass access to transit.

DSG Systems installs self-service bag-drops at Copenhagen Airport

Lørenskog, Norway-based DSG Systems is installing 31 self-service bag-drop kiosks at Copenhagen Airport.

A look at the best of the best in kiosks, screenmedia

Annual DSA Industry Excellence Awards honor the best kiosk, mobile and digital signage deployments across all verticals.

How automated passport kiosks will help DFW Int'l Airport

I am proud to announce the launch of the Automated Passport Solution, a touchscreen kiosk-based customs inspection system aimed at streamlining the airport customs process and reducing customs processing times. The APS kiosk system will be launching this fall at...

Montreal's interactive bus shelters drive commuter engagement

The shelter displays entice users with gesture-based controls.

Moscow subway kiosk lets travelers pay with squats

An interactive kiosk dispenses free ride tokens for the Moscow Metro in exchange for exercise.

Commentary: Self-service is soaring at international airports

The increase in airport self-service deployments could take the stress out of future airline travel.

NCR outperforms with double-digit bump

NCR posts a solid start to 2013, with first quarter revenues up 13 percent year-over-year.

NYC subway kiosks charting new course for travelers

As NYC readies a second phase pilot of digital wayfinding kiosks, MTA talks benefits, lessons learned.

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Ford powered by charging kiosks, solar energy

Ford Motor Company will install an information kiosk onsite at its Ford World Headquarters location to show visitors how solar power works and to offer details on its new solar-powered electric vehicle carport.

Connecticut town expresses privacy concerns over parking kiosks

The Luke II kiosks can read license plate data, which has been a subject of concern over privacy for several council members.

Parking kiosks expired before their time

The town of Palm Beach City, Fla., is planning to replace older parking kiosks with smarter ones

EU funds self-service bike rental in Romania

Residents of Timisoara, Western Romania, may ride at no cost with the new self-service bike-rental program provided by the €1.2 million of funds allotted from the EU, according to the Romania Insider. Twenty-five rental stations will provide entry to the...

Nashville bike kiosks taking off

The city of Nashville will be installing more bike-sharing kiosks throughout the area.

Houston courts 'decentralize' services via kiosks

Houston Municipal Courts Department has expanded its traffic ticket payment kiosk service to area police stations, according to The Kingwood Observer. Tickets can be paid 24 hours a day, and cashless options are available. A $2 fee is assessed at...

Self-service picks up speed in auto repair

Bolt On Technology released what the company believes to be the "first ever" auto repair shop kiosk, according to a company announcement. The Welcome Station is a tablet-powered kiosk that allows customers of auto repair shops to perform several tasks...

Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant features self-service tourism

Lewisburg, Pa.-based Aim Digital Visions has installed an interactive tourism and wayfinding kiosk in Lancaster, Pa.'s Shady Maple Smorgasbord, according to a company press release.  The kiosk features a 48-inch touchscreen, digital Visitor Guide and a menu where tourists can view maps, directions and photos and descriptions to area attractions.

Travelers fly through airport customs with self-service kiosks

Customs waits in Boston may be a little shorter since Logan International Airport has deployed 30 self-service kiosks, according to the Boston Globe.  The Massachusetts Port Authority paid $2.1 million for the kiosks in an effort to ease congestion at U.S. Customs and Border Protection areas.

Is self-service car vending the wave of the future?

Earnie Garcia took a different approach to the process of buying a car when he founded Carvana in 2013. Garcia started the self-service Atlanta-based company as a vehicle to finance and purchase automobiles online, according to Bloomberg. Cars can be...

Device-charging and digital signage ad kiosks landing in three of the country's busiest airports

Interactive and digital out-of-home advertising solutions designer Monster Media has renewed its interactive digital wall agreement and signed an additional contract with Clear Channel Airports, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor, to roll out a nationwide network of interactive charging stations.

Arizona Department of Transportation wins award for kiosks

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division received the 2014 Public Affairs and Consumer Education Award for its self-service kiosks, according to a company announcement. The kiosks were installed in MVD offices in 2013 to include many of the...

Kiosk project in Long Island declared a success

Visitors to Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., can now pay for parking using credit and debit cards and cash at the new automated kiosks located in the state park, according to a Newsday article. The kiosks were installed to decongest...

Malaysia Airlines closes economy check-in in favor of self check-in

Today Malaysia Airlines will close its staff check-in counters and move to required self-service kiosks for all passengers flying out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to Australian Business Traveller. The new self-service kiosks will also include baggage handling and mobile apps for online check-in.

Self check-in introduced in Malta airport

Self check-in kiosks have been launched in Malta International Airport as part of the airport's latest effort to improve customer service, according to Airport-Technology.com.  The new automated check-in kiosks include a touchscreen where travelers can print boarding passes, choose their own seats and drop off luggage.

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Whether you're travelling by plane, train or automobile, self-service kiosks can get you on your way faster and easier. Learn more about the uses of kiosks in the transportation/travel industry.