Despite a wide variety of news topics covered this week on Mobile ID World, the latest roundup of our top stories shows a strong interest in two key technological trends.
One of them is the most recent evolution in mobile fingerprint biometrics – the in-display fingerprint sensor. Readers flocked to a report on a new Apple rumor suggesting that the tech giant may be planning to implement an in-display version of Touch ID in a forthcoming iPad tablet device:
Also popular was the rumor that Motorola’s Edge S smartphone will also feature an in-display fingerprint sensors. It is perhaps another indication of the prevailing popularity of fingerprint authentication on mobile devices even as facial recognition has risen to prominence in recent years:
The other big trend dominating this week’s news roundup is the rise of biometric FinTech. Readers were drawn this week to news of a strategic partnership between PayEye and Advapay that will see the companies collaborate on an iris-based biometric banking platform:
And there was also some big news concerning biometric payment cards. France’s BNP Paribas is reportedly planning to launch biometric Visa credit cards nationwide this year, and has already set a price tag for them. The biometric Visa Premier card is not cheap, but it is highly secure:
Finally, Mobile ID World readers also turned to some news from the world of automotive AI technology this week. Cerence, the conversational AI specialist, has appointed a former Harman Vice President as its new Head of Professional Services:
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.