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Xpeng P7 Smart Car Features Biometric Unlock

Xpeng P7 Smart Car Features Biometric Unlock

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

BRIEF: Breaking Down the Biometrics Market Boom

BRIEF: Breaking Down the Biometrics Market Boom

The biometrics market has been booming for years now, having kicked into a high gear as demand for enhanced security technologies ramped up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and further accelerated when Apple blazed a trail for biometrics in the consumer tech sector with its first fingerprint-scanning iPhone in 2013. What’s remarkable is…

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…

Biometric Tech is Coming to the Automotive Industry in a Big Way

Biometric Tech is Coming to the Automotive Industry in a Big Way

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

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…

SMK Electronics and CAARESYS Partner on Connected Car Biometrics

SMK Electronics and CAARESYS Partner on Connected Car Biometrics

SMK Electronics is teaming up with the Israeli startup CAARESYS to develop a new line of biometric passenger sensors that will be incorporated into the next generation of motor vehicle systems. The contactless sensors are designed to measure occupancy, which means they will be able to determine how many passengers are in the car, and…

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’…

EyeLock Looks to the Police Car as Latest Vehicle for Iris Authentication Tech

EyeLock Looks to the Police Car as Latest Vehicle for Iris Authentication Tech

“In addition to its biometric technology, the Smart Rear View Mirror platform also features the kind of 360-degree HD recording that 360fly is known for…” A partnership with action camera specialist 360fly is aimed at bringing EyeLock‘s biometric technology to police cars. The companies have collaborated on a new ‘Smart Rear View Mirror’ solution that…

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

“Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE Labs in North America and China, and will place a strong focus on new user experience technologies based on things like facial and voice recognition, emotion analysis, gaze tracking, and gesture-based interactions.” Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on…

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…

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…

Voice Interaction Coming to More Cars Thanks to Speak With Me Partnership

Voice Interaction Coming to More Cars Thanks to Speak With Me Partnership

“Speak With Me technology will be available for deployment across any automated vehicle fleet running AWare regardless of vehicle type or automated driving system.” A new partnership could help to bring artificial intelligence to more cars. The AI technology comes by way of Speak With Me, whose eponymous platform revolves around a conversational voice assistant.…

ECG Biometrics Could Bring Strong Authentication to the Connected Car

ECG Biometrics Could Bring Strong Authentication to the Connected Car

“…the companies outlined a range of potential uses for such a system, including assessing driver alertness, administrating access control for vehicle features or ignition, customizing infotainment settings, and even authenticating online payments processed through the vehicle.” A new partnership could help to bring B-Secur‘s cardiac biometrics technology to the automotive sector: The company has teamed…

NXP, LG and HELLA Announce Computer Vision For Smart Cars

NXP, LG and HELLA Announce Computer Vision For Smart Cars

“The system’s announcement comes at a time of considerable excitement over smart and connected car technologies…” NXP Semiconductors, LG Electronics, and automotive components supplier HELLA Aglaia have announced a new computer vision system for smart cars that is designed to detect and classify pedestrians and cyclists. Not only can the system identify such vulnerable groups…

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

FPC and Gentex Working Together on Iris Biometrics for Automotive Applications

Fingerprint Cards and Gentex have announced an exclusive partnership that will see the companies work together on iris-scanning technology for automotive applications. The announcement arrives amid this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where Gentex has been showcasing connected car technologies including an iris-scanning driver authentication system designed for integration into a vehicle’s rear-view mirror. The system…

FPC Exploring Automotive Sector

FPC Exploring Automotive Sector

Having established a leading position as a hardware supplier in the smartphone fingerprint sensor market, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is preparing to expand into the automotive sector, the company has announced. In a statement on its website, the company suggested it has been working with major car makers interested in experimenting with automotive applications of its…

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