connected car

Face ID Will Ultimately Find Its Way To Apple Smart Car: Report

Face ID Will Ultimately Find Its Way To Apple Smart Car: Report

While Apple’s iPhone X announcement last month attracted attention primarily for revealing the most substantial redesign of the iPhone to date, a Frost & Sullivan analyst thinks that hidden in the subtext are hints that Apple’s next focus will be on making its own car. In his new report, Frost & Sullivan Connectivity & Telematics…

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

“…Baidu’s DuerOS AI voice interaction system is playing an important role in the proceedings, and facial recognition is being explored for driver identification and even fatigue recognition.” Baidu, the China-based IT company, is investing heavily in the smart car with a development program dubbed ‘Apollo’. As the South China Morning Post reports, Baidu’s goal is…

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

“…Harman in particular has also explored biometric technology, an area of growing interest to Samsung.” Samsung Electronics has completed its acquisition of Harman, a connected car components maker. The purchase was first announced last autumn, signalling a significant investment into the smart car market for Samsung. The deal was valued at approximately $8 billion dollars; in…

Technavio Predicts Substantial Growth for Automotive Biometrics Market

Technavio Predicts Substantial Growth for Automotive Biometrics Market

The biometric automotive market is will grow at a CAGR of over 19 percent between this year and 2021, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm highlights three major drivers of the growth: Growing demand in the BRIC countries, the security vulnerabilities of traditional key-based vehicle entry, and evolving government regulations…

Delta ID Tech Powers Iris-Scanning Driver Authentication System

Delta ID Tech Powers Iris-Scanning Driver Authentication System

A new biometric authentication system for the car is based on Delta ID iris scanning technology. Announced yesterday by Gentex, the system is based in the car’s rearview mirror, and can act as a kind of access control for the car. If the biometrics of the person in the driver’s seat don’t match the profile of…

Continental Leverages Biometrics for Driver Convenience, Car Efficiency

Continental Leverages Biometrics for Driver Convenience, Car Efficiency

German car maker Continental is doubling down on the biometrics front ahead of CES 2017. The company had announced a number of sophisticated smart car technologies to be showcased at the event earlier this week, including dynamically adjusting tinted glass and HTML5 in-car displays. Among the most eyebrow-raising of these were its plans to incorporate…

Continental is Bringing Biometric Tech to the Smart Car

Continental is Bringing Biometric Tech to the Smart Car

German automotive company Continental is seeking to establish a leading position in pioneering the smart car of the future, and biometric technology is factoring into those efforts in a big way, as attendees will discover at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to enhanced in-vehicle displays, cloud-based software updates, and dynamically adjusting tinted glass,…

GM’s Self-Driving System Uses Facial Biometrics to Monitor Driver Alertness

GM’s Self-Driving System Uses Facial Biometrics to Monitor Driver Alertness

GM’s planned semi-autonomous driving system will use facial recognition to help determine if a driver is sufficiently alert, according to a new Reuters report. The feature has come to light through a letter from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to GM that has been made public. The letter is a response to…

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Auto maker Jaguar Land Rover has filed a patent that could do away with car keys. Entitled “Door Access System for a Vehicle”, the patent filing describes an innovative door unlocking system based on biometric identification. A camera installed on the car would be connected to a biometric software system that would be able to…

Start Your Hyundai Genesis’ Engine With Remote Voice Command

Start Your Hyundai Genesis’ Engine With Remote Voice Command

“Hyundai’s new skill allows drivers of its Genesis G90 sedan to do things like start the engine or control the car’s air conditioning by voice command.” Hyundai has teamed up with Amazon to let Echo users interact with their cars from the comfort of their living rooms. Echo is, of course, Amazon’s smart home hub…

ekin Patrol Police Vehicle Can Scan Plates, Speeds, and Faces

ekin Patrol Police Vehicle Can Scan Plates, Speeds, and Faces

Turkey-based smart city solutions provider ekin Technology has announced a new kind of smart vehicle for law enforcement applications. Called ekin Patrol, it’s a police car equipped with a number of sensors enabling speed, license plate, and even face recognition. All of this detection occurs in real-time as the car patrols city streets. Together with its…

News Roundup: Biometrics in Africa

News Roundup: Biometrics in Africa

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought a close to Voice Biometrics 2016 with the latest entry in our renowned expert webinar series. The identity industry had its eyes on Africa as the ID4 Africa conference took place, bringing with it major new product and project launches, and we reported on the latest news concerning biometrics…

Automotive Voice Recognition Market Gains Traction in New Report

Automotive Voice Recognition Market Gains Traction in New Report

A new report from Frost & Sullivan is finding signs of growth in the automotive voice recognition market. In a synopsis, the market research and growth consultancy firm asserts that while voice recognition technology has primarily been used in infotainment applications thus far, OEMs and tier-1 suppliers “are significantly investing in biometric and machine learning…

Ford Looks to Leverage Biometrics and Wearables

Ford Looks to Leverage Biometrics and Wearables

Ford is exploring biometric, mobile, and wearable technologies to improve the driver experience in its vehicles, the company has announced. The car maker has just opened what it calls the Automotive Wearables Experience Lab in its Research and Innovation Center in Michigan. There, it is looking at how it can leverage biometric indicators on wearables…

Keeping Drivers Safe With Pupil Biometrics

Keeping Drivers Safe With Pupil Biometrics

A new automotive system is aiming to keep drivers and their passengers safe by monitoring drivers’ pupil biometrics. Developed by Harman International Industries, the system analyzes the driver’s pupil dilation to determine levels of tiredness or distraction. When a driver does appear to be very tired or suffering from a “high cognitive load”, the system…

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

User interface developer Synaptics is intensifying its focus on automotive applications with a new, diverse product portfolio dedicated to this area. The company says its display driver integrated circuits (DDIC) are already being integrated by OEMs in the US, Euorpe, and Japan; and its new ClearPad touch controller design wins are slated for mass production…

Smart Car Seat Belt Can Authenticate Via Cardiac Biometrics

Smart Car Seat Belt Can Authenticate Via Cardiac Biometrics

A new smart car seat Belt can help keep drivers and passengers safe by monitoring their vital signs. It’s called the OS-3005. Developed by Olea Sensor Networks, its powered by OleaSense software analytics and about the size of a business card. Its designed for easy integration into vehicular seat belts, and once in place it…

Ford To Improve Driver Experience With Biometrics

Ford To Improve Driver Experience With Biometrics

Ford Motor Company has announced that it is using advanced technology to design its vehicle interiors, including eye-tracking and other biometric technologies. Such an approach was taken with the recently revamped Ford GT interior, and will be taken beyond the automotive world in Ford-designed musical instruments, games, and even a racing sailboat, which will be…