This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories offers a variety of topics spanning multiple technologies and sectors.
In the world of connected car technology, for a start, there was an announcement from Cerence that its speech recognition technology would be used in Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 electric vehicle – a mid-sized CUV and the first in a planned series of EV’s from the South Korean automaker:
Hyundai Deploys Cerence Drive in IONIQ 5 Voice Assistant
Mobile ID World readers also showed sustained interest this week in recent news from the mobile biometrics domain. Well, not news per se, but rather a rumor that Apple’s iOS 15 will support both Face ID and Touch ID, suggesting that Apple’s next iPhone could feature support for both facial recognition and fingerprint recognition. That would mark a substantial change after Apple’s exclusive focus on Face ID authentication for the iPhone in recent years:
New Rumor Points to Dual Face and Touch ID Utility for iPhone 13
Mobile technology stayed in the spotlight thanks to CLEAR’s Health Pass immunity credential and the NBA. As the basketball league prepares for the 2021-2022 season, its officials are looking to CLEAR’s immunity app as a means of safely welcoming fans back into arenas, offering another example of the utility of selfie-based identity verification, which Health Pass uses to link users to their test results and vaccination records:
NBA Looks to Welcome Back Fans With CLEAR Immunity App
Meanwhile, cybersecurity and FIDO standards got some time in the spotlight this week thanks to an interview between Mobile ID World founder Peter O’Neill and Nok Nok Labs CEO Phil Dunkelberger. The conversation ranges across a number of topics, including the impact of the FIDO protocol, the need for strong authentication in healthcare, and the balancing act between security and convenience:
INTERVIEW: Nok Nok CEO Phil Dunkelberger on the Secret of System-Level Authentication
Finally, some more symbolic news: Mobile ID World readers showed strong interest this week in a story, originally reported by our sister site FindBiometrics, about IDEX Biometrics CEO Vince Graziani ringing the Nasdaq securities exchange’s Opening Bell. It’s a milestone that offers some validation to the fingerprint sensor specialist as it prepares for mass launches of biometric payment cards featuring its technology:
IDEX Biometrics Gets Spotlight With Nasdaq Opening Bell Ceremony
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.