Automotive

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…

Your Voice is an Automotive Safety Feature with BMW and Nuance

Your Voice is an Automotive Safety Feature with BMW and Nuance

“The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will include voice-activated safety features and a voice-activated car manual.” Nuance Automotive has found another partner for its conversational voice interface technology, announcing that its AI tech is being deployed in BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant. The Assistant offers support for 22 languages and will allow BMW drivers to control various…

Better Speech Recognition is Coming to Chinese Cars Thanks to Banma and Nuance

Better Speech Recognition is Coming to Chinese Cars Thanks to Banma and Nuance

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

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…

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…

EyeLock Looks to the Police Car as Latest Vehicle for Iris Authentication Tech

EyeLock Looks to the Police Car as Latest Vehicle for Iris Authentication Tech

“In addition to its biometric technology, the Smart Rear View Mirror platform also features the kind of 360-degree HD recording that 360fly is known for…” A partnership with action camera specialist 360fly is aimed at bringing EyeLock‘s biometric technology to police cars. The companies have collaborated on a new ‘Smart Rear View Mirror’ solution that…

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…

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…

MWC 2018: Unlock Your Car With a Selfie Thanks To  IDEMIA and Omoove

MWC 2018: Unlock Your Car With a Selfie Thanks To IDEMIA and Omoove

IDEMIA and Omoove have developed a new smartphone-based system that lets users gain access to their car with a selfie. It’s a new feature of EasyOpen, a solution previously developed by the companies that is designed to create a virtual car key on a user’s smartphone. Now, users can establish the virtual key with an…

INTERVIEW: Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

INTERVIEW: Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA. The interview begins with an overview of the new company structure after the 2017 merger of OT and Safran Identity & Security that resulted in IDEMIA’s creation, as well as an explanation of IDEMIA’s Augmented Identity core philosophy. The discussion then turns…

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

FPC Targets Automotive Applications, Partners With Altran

“The partnership’s announcement comes immediately after FPC’s announcement of its Q4 and year-end results.” Fingerprint Cards has established a new partnership aimed at strengthening its position in the automotive sector. In a short statement announcing its partnership with Altran, FPC said it will offer its fingerprint and iris recognition technologies to the company for “a…

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features Natural Speech Controls

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features Natural Speech Controls

“While these technologies reflect a broader trend of increasing convergence between IT and automotive technologies, they also illustrate Mercedes-Benz’s particular leadership in this area…” The latest model in Mercedes-Benz’s A-Class model features speech recognition and voice control, signalling the latest turn in the drive toward the smart car. Mercedes-Benz says the car’s voice control system…

NXP, LG and HELLA Announce Computer Vision For Smart Cars

NXP, LG and HELLA Announce Computer Vision For Smart Cars

“The system’s announcement comes at a time of considerable excitement over smart and connected car technologies…” NXP Semiconductors, LG Electronics, and automotive components supplier HELLA Aglaia have announced a new computer vision system for smart cars that is designed to detect and classify pedestrians and cyclists. Not only can the system identify such vulnerable groups…

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

Fingerprint Cards and Gentex have announced an exclusive partnership that will see the companies work together on iris-scanning technology for automotive applications. The announcement arrives amid this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where Gentex has been showcasing connected car technologies including an iris-scanning driver authentication system designed for integration into a vehicle’s rear-view mirror. The system…

CES 2018: BYTON’s Drivable Smart SUV Features Facial Recognition Access Control

CES 2018: BYTON’s Drivable Smart SUV Features Facial Recognition Access Control

“Both models use facial recognition to unlock its doors for authorized users, and to personalize in-car settings for each recognized passenger.” BYTON is showcasing its first drivable smart SUV at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. Operating on electric power, a rear-wheel drive model will support a driving range of a little under 250 miles, while…

Can This Biometric System ‘Cure’ Drowsy Driving?

Can This Biometric System ‘Cure’ Drowsy Driving?

“The camera system is designed to scan the driver’s facial and eye movements for signs of drowsiness…” Hyundai Mobis has announced a new biometric system for smart cars that could save lives. It revolves around an infrared camera that can be installed unobtrusively within the vehicle. The camera system is designed to scan the driver’s…

Latest Iteration of Gentex’s Iris-Based Driver Authentication to be Showcased at CES

Latest Iteration of Gentex’s Iris-Based Driver Authentication to be Showcased at CES

Gentex is planning to show off some cutting-edge connected car technologies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, including innovative biometric and payment systems. Its showcase will include the latest iteration of its iris-based driver authentication system. Embedded in the car’s rear-view mirror, it uses infrared scanning to recognize patterns in the user’s iris, prompting in-car…

Byton’s Smart Car Unlocks Doors with Facial Recognition

Byton’s Smart Car Unlocks Doors with Facial Recognition

“The car features an embedded voice recognition system, and uses facial recognition to unlock car doors.” China-based smart car maker Byton is planning to unveil its flagship offering at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company’s eponymous vehicle places a heavy emphasis on its user interfaces. It features multiple display screens inside…

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