FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week's Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest innovations in mobile tech, payments, the Internet of Things, and more. And the latest roundup of the week’s most popular articles reflects that variety.

If there’s any kind of trend in this latest batch, it may be FinTech, with two of this week’s top articles revolving around payments. The first concerns the emerging and rapidly accelerating area of biometric payment cards, with fingerprint sensor specialist Fingerprint Cards revealing its involvement in a big new pilot of biometric credit cards being conducted by the major UK bank NatWest:

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

Then there was the news about Samsung’s response to Apple Pay Cash. The new Samsung Pay Cash system doesn’t support peer-to-peer payments, as Apple’s does, but it does deliver the kind of prepaid debit functionality that has been missing from Samsung’s digital wallet:

Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Moving away from FinTech, this week also saw some big smart car news from Mitsubishi, with the newly-unveiled EMIRAI S concept car sporting some hi-tech features including a biometric Driver Monitoring System and an AI-driven Human Machine Interface:

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

It wouldn’t be a popular news roundup with some Apple speculation. What perked reader interest this week was news of a recently-filed Apple patent describing biometric earbuds, possibly point to what’s next for the company’s AirPods:

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

And finally, readers also proved interested in this week’s big story about the first details of Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020, a major industry event slated for February:

First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020


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.