This week’s roundup of top Mobile ID World stories touches on a diverse array of subjects, including smart fabrics, smart cars, and remote access security. We’re also tracking the latest Apple patent, and the growing trend of passwordless authentication.
Up first, the smart fabric start-up Nextiles has released a new SDK that will make it easier for developers to take advantage of the data gathered with Nextiles garments. The SDK will allow third-parties to integrate data from Nextiles clothing into their own apps, and use that data to build custom algorithms that will optimize their business.
Apple has filed a new patent application that details a potential authentication system for the iPhone. The system is built with optical sensors stored under the smartphone display, and is relatively novel insofar as it could be used for both face and fingerprint recognition.
Nok Nok Labs is reporting that the use of passwordless authentication tools is up during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company credited that trend to the rise of the remote workforce, noting that passwordless authenticators are both more secure and more convenient than legacy password-based solutions.
On the smart automotive front, HARMAN will be integrating Cerence’s voice technology into its own in-car Ignite Store. The partnership will allow drivers to use their voices to interact with Ignite applications without using their hands while on the go.
Finally, TeamViewer’s Remote Access app now offers support for biometric authentication. The utility takes advantage of the biometric authentication features now available on many smartphones, and will prevent hackers from gaining access to a system even if they do gain access to an unlocked device.
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