automotive biometrics

Biometric Features Drive Interest in Karma Automotive’s New Concept Car

Biometric Features Drive Interest in Karma Automotive’s New Concept Car

Karma Automotive has unveiled its SC2 concept car at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The SC2 – a follow-up to the SC1 unveiled earlier this year in Shanghai – comes loaded with advanced technology, including a number of biometric features focused on providing increased control, comfort and security for the vehicles driver and their passengers.…

Vehicle Access Market Empowered by Biometric Tech: Report

Vehicle Access Market Empowered by Biometric Tech: Report

A new report from Grand View Research is predicting significant growth for the vehicle access control market over the next several years, with biometric technology poised to play an important role. The overall market is forecast to reach a value of $17.3 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 10.6 percent for the 2019-2025 forecast…

Huawei Blacklisting Shouldn’t Affect II-VI’s Acquisition of Finisar

Huawei Blacklisting Shouldn’t Affect II-VI’s Acquisition of Finisar

US-based engineering firm II-VI is reassuring investors that its acquisition of Finisar should proceed as planned despite the US government’s placement of Huawei on its trade blacklist. The acquisition was approved by shareholders of both companies earlier this year, paving the way for a merger that could significantly extend the applications of Finisar’s 3D Sensing…

FPC On Solid Footing After Challenging Year, Says CEO in Annual Report

FPC On Solid Footing After Challenging Year, Says CEO in Annual Report

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued its Annual Report for 2018, detailing a difficult year that the company has nevertheless been able to navigate effectively. In his commentary in the report, Fingerprints CEO Christian Fredrikson is upfront about the challenges the company has faced, noting that a 30 percent drop (compared to 2017) in the Average…

Biometric Safety Features Make 2019 Subaru Forester Ideal for Families

Biometric Safety Features Make 2019 Subaru Forester Ideal for Families

“The ranking should help to further illuminate the potential for biometric technology in automotive applications…” The 2019 Subaru Forester’s biometric technology has helped the car to earn a spot on Parents magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Family Cars of 2019”. The car was selected in the category of “The Best Two-Row SUVs”, with the…

Biometric Tech is Coming to the Automotive Industry in a Big Way

Biometric Tech is Coming to the Automotive Industry in a Big Way

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

Interested in Smart Car Face Biometrics, Hyundai Mobis Invests in Deep Glint

Interested in Smart Car Face Biometrics, Hyundai Mobis Invests in Deep Glint

“The Deep Glint investment is valued at $5 million, and reflects a broader trend as the automotive sector increasingly embraces AI and biometric technologies. “ Hyundai Mobis has taken a big stake in China-based computer vision specialist Deep Glint, signalling the growing importance of AI and biometrics in the automotive sector. Deep Glint specializes in…

HyreCar Uses Mitek Technology for New Carsharing App

HyreCar Uses Mitek Technology for New Carsharing App

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

B-Secur Receives £4M Investment to Expand its HeartKey Operations

B-Secur Receives £4M Investment to Expand its HeartKey Operations

B-Secur has received £4M in additional funding from a group of UK and Irish investors that includes Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel Capital, both of which supported B-Secur’s previous funding round in 2017. The cardiac biometric company hopes to use the money to expand its business and secure new partnerships to capitalize on the success of…

Precise Biometrics Software Featured in Forthcoming Hyundai Car

Precise Biometrics Software Featured in Forthcoming Hyundai Car

“Precise Biometrics also indicated that it’s working with Dreamtech, a Korean engineering firm that develops module components for a range of products including cars, mobile phones, and home appliances.” Precise Biometrics is playing an important role in one of the more high-profile examples of biometric innovation in the automotive industry. The company has revealed that…

SMK Electronics and CAARESYS Partner on Connected Car Biometrics

SMK Electronics and CAARESYS Partner on Connected Car Biometrics

SMK Electronics is teaming up with the Israeli startup CAARESYS to develop a new line of biometric passenger sensors that will be incorporated into the next generation of motor vehicle systems. The contactless sensors are designed to measure occupancy, which means they will be able to determine how many passengers are in the car, and…

Visteon, Tencent Team Up On Biometric Tech for Electric Cars

Visteon, Tencent Team Up On Biometric Tech for Electric Cars

A new partnership between an American vehicle cockpit electronics supplier and a major Chinese conglomerate is poised to see the development of sophisticated biometric technologies for autonomous cars. One of the key players in the agreement is Michigan-based Visteon, which recently showcased facial recognition and gaze-tracking technologies for consumer vehicles at last autumn’s Electric Vehicle…

SiriusXM and Visa Bringing Biometric Payments to the Connected Car

SiriusXM and Visa Bringing Biometric Payments to the Connected Car

“…the system will use biometric authentication to confirm the payments, with Visa and SiriusXM suggesting in a statement that they’re consider the use of voice recognition and fingerprint scanning through the dashboard’s touchscreen.” SiriusXM is getting into the payments business, with a Visa partnership aimed at delivering in-car payments to consumers. Thanks to the companies’…

B-Secur to Showcase Cardiac Biometric Authentication at ‘Digital Experience!’ Event

B-Secur to Showcase Cardiac Biometric Authentication at ‘Digital Experience!’ Event

“[HeartKey] is designed to confirm a user’s identity based on cardiac biometrics.” With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) about to get underway, B-Secur is seeking to get out front with a showcase of its cardiac biometrics technologies at a pre-show event. Organized by promoter Pepcom, the annual ‘Digital Experience!’ event is scheduled for…

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Feature Biometric Access

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Feature Biometric Access

Hyundai is planning to replace car keys with fingerprint scans in the 2019 Santa Fe, reports ZDNet. The car maker says it’s installing capacitive fingerprint sensors in the car’s ignition and its door handle. Multiple users will be able to register their fingerprints, and the car’s mirror and seat position settings will automatically adjust to…

Iris Recognition Protects and Customizes New Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Iris Recognition Protects and Customizes New Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Gentex technology is once again being used in a futuristic new vehicle concept from Rinspeed. Called the ‘microSNAP’, the new vehicle is a reconfiguration of the Snap concept announced ahead of last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. That vehicle concept revolved around the idea of enabling autonomous flatbed-like chassis to connect with stationary passenger pods, picking…

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

“Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE Labs in North America and China, and will place a strong focus on new user experience technologies based on things like facial and voice recognition, emotion analysis, gaze tracking, and gesture-based interactions.” Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on…

Autonomous Vehicle Features Biometric Enhancements Courtesy of IDEMIA

Autonomous Vehicle Features Biometric Enhancements Courtesy of IDEMIA

“[IDEMIA]  has designed a smartphone-based digital key system for end users, which operates with facial recognition to enable entry to the vehicle.” IDEMIA has teamed up with engineering services provider Altran to develop a new autonomous vehicle dubbed “Columbia”. The small car is designed for use on either a personal or a shared basis, and…

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