connected cars

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…

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…

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…

CES 2019: Gentex Showcases Iris Biometrics for Connected Cars

CES 2019: Gentex Showcases Iris Biometrics for Connected Cars

“Based on iris recognition, the system is designed to be embedded into a mirror, and to automatically identify a driver with just a glance.” Gentex is once again showcasing cutting-edge connected car technologies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among its new offerings is HomeLink Connect, a mobile app that’s designed to pair with a…

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’…

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…

Biometrics Will Let You Talk to Your New BMW

Biometrics Will Let You Talk to Your New BMW

“…BMW Group emphasized its artificial intelligence, asserting that it can learn the driver’s habits, allowing it to offer directions based on a command like, ‘Take me home.’” BMW cars will get their own virtual assistant early next year, dubbed the “BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.” The system will allow drivers to adjust various in-car settings on…

Facial Recognition Touted as Premium Feature on 2019 Subaru SUV

Facial Recognition Touted as Premium Feature on 2019 Subaru SUV

“Based on facial biometrics, the system is primarily designed to monitor the driver for signs of fatigue or distraction…” Subaru has announced pricing for its new SUV sporting a biometric safety feature: The 2019 Subaru Forester Touring model will start at $34,295. First announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 2019 Touring…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

Can Biometrics Protect Connected Cars From Digital Theft?

Can Biometrics Protect Connected Cars From Digital Theft?

A team of Kaspersky researchers have found serious vulnerabilities in mobie apps for connected cars that could let hackers track and unlock vehicles, according to a new article from Wired. The report indicates the growing need for more sophisticated digital identity security such as biometric authentication as connected cars continue to get smarter. The researchers investigated nine…

BioLock Brings ECG Authentication to Vehicles

Tech solutions provider SoftServe has announced a new system designed to use biometrics to authenticate and monitor the health of a vehicle’s driver. It’s called BioLock, and it operates through an electrocardiogram sensor embedded in the steering wheel. The ECG sensor tracks electrical signals from the user’s heart activity and transmits them to connected mobile…