smart car

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…