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Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi is working on a breathalyzer system that uses facial recognition to ensure a car’s driver is the one being tested for alcohol consumption. The system is designed for use with a smartphone. A compact breath analysis device is attached to a given subject’s smartphone, and can then leverage the phone’s built-in camera to scan…

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi’s New System Identifies Based on Face, Attire, Age, Sex, and More

Hitachi has announced a new video surveillance system designed to be able to track individuals based not only on their faces, but what they’re wearing, their age, their sex, and various other factors. The company says the system is able to identify more than a hundred such characteristics, and once it has targeted a particular…

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

Biometric Authentication Secures Barclays Corporate Banking

The UK’s Barclays bank has launched a new corporate online banking tool that relies on biometric authentication. Called iPortal, the system uses a Hitachi finger vein scanner as a PIN and password replacement. The iPortal system is designed to act as a central online hub for corporate banking services, offering information about accounts and products…