Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometrics News - Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week's Top Stories Roundup

It was another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest news in mobile security and connectivity, and the site’s five most popular articles reflect that.

Biometric payment card news is always a good place to start. Zwipe announced at the end of September that it had received its first order for its second-generation biometric inlay solution for smart cards, and readers showed a high level of interest in this story over the following days:

Zwipe Delivers First Order of Inlay Solution for Biometric Cards

Pivoting over to mobile authentication, the Mobile Authentication Taskforce – a consortium comprising AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon – made headlines with its announcement of a new passwordless login solution called ZenKey. It hasn’t been launched yet, but the Mobile Authentication Taskforce is inviting developers to start working on integrating it into their own apps and services:

US Mobile Carriers Unveil Password-Free ZenKey Authentication Platform

Mobile ID World readers also proved interested in the news that NEC Asia Pacific had partnered with a US-based network security company to leverage its TAC Identity Device solution. This can help to authenticate devices connected to NEC’s NeoFace biometric surveillance platform, shoring up the defences of smart city security systems:

NEC Enhances NeoFace Security with BlackRidge Tech

Speaking of biometrics, Xpeng’s P7 smart car will feature support for biometric door unlocking, and will be the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform:

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

Finally, it wouldn’t be an early-autumn article roundup without some Apple news – but this time it wasn’t Face ID improvements that Mobile ID World visitors were reading about, but rather some bad news about bugs with Touch ID authentication on older iPhones running iOS 13:

iOS 13 Bug Makes In-App Authentication Disappear on iPhones with Touch ID


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.