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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…

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…

Considering the State of Smart Car Biometrics

Considering the State of Smart Car Biometrics

It’s been a long on-ramp for the smart car concept, but things seemed to kick into a higher gear over the past year as major IT and tech companies poured resources into automotive efforts, and big brands in the car sector welcomed new collaborations. This week, a lot of that behind-the-scenes activity produced results in…

FaceTec’s ZoOm Biometrics Solution is Protecting Vehicle Access at CES

FaceTec’s ZoOm Biometrics Solution is Protecting Vehicle Access at CES

“ZoOm’s 3D face recognition algorithms verify that only the authorized user has access to the vehicle, and the 3D depth and liveness detection proves that individual is present in person – not a photo or video spoof.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec has announced that its latest partnership with IAV Automotive Engineering will result…

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…

Iris Authentication Brings Digital ID to Gentex’s New Concept Car

Iris Authentication Brings Digital ID to Gentex’s New Concept Car

Cutting-edge automotive technology from Gentex is being showcased in a new vehicle concept from Rinspeed. The latter company specializes in issuing provocative car designs that are meant to inspire the broader automotive industry, and with its latest ‘Snap’ concept, the company is taking aim at trends in the emerging field of autonomous smart vehicles. The…

Biometric Vehicle Access is Only a Matter of Time

Biometric Vehicle Access is Only a Matter of Time

by Kayla Matthews Biometrics Begin Where Keys End Insert the key of your mid-80’s Ford Bronco into the door of another Bronco of the same era, and there’s a serious chance it might just turn over and grant you access. That’s not a comforting thing to know if you’re the owner of a mid-80s Bronco. …

Biometrics and AI Help New Toyota Concept-i Vehicles Understand Your Emotions

Biometrics and AI Help New Toyota Concept-i Vehicles Understand Your Emotions

“Toyota says the core technology underlying its Concept-i series is an AI system designed to recognize drivers’ emotions by analyzing their facial expressions and tone of voice.” Toyota has added two new vehicles to its Concept-i smart car line. One, the Concept-i RIDE, is designed to enable easy access and use, with gull-wing doors offering…

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…

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