Biometric payment cards are often featured in our weekly roundups of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories, but this week brings us a couple of items on non-biometric cards, in addition to more common topics including mobile biometrics and post-password security.
On the cards front, readers showed sustained interest this week in the news that IDEMIA will provide a metal payment card for India’s IndusInd Bank. IDEMIA is involved in the emerging biometric cards space, of course, but in this case biometrics aren’t playing a role – rather, the metal material is the star, adding a feeling of luxury to the payment card offering:
IDEMIA Provides Metal Credit Card for Exclusive IndusInd Bank Customers
The other card news comes by way of our sister site, FindBiometrics, which announced that everyone who fills out its Year in Review survey will be entered into a raffle to receive an Amazon gift card. The survey closes today, so there’s still time to enter the running if you haven’t yet filled out the questionnaire:
You Could Win an Amazon Gift Card By Filling Out This Biometrics Survey
And then there were some less surprising entries in this week’s top stories roundup. Mobile biometrics are always of interest, this week brought a report that Nokia is planning to implement a side-mounted fingerprint sensor in its upcoming Nokia 6.3 smartphone:
Nokia Plans Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor for Next Smartphone: Leak
The push to get rid of passwords is also dear to the hearts of many Mobile ID World readers. So a lot of attention was paid to this week’s announcement that the FIDO Alliance is teaming up with the IoT Security Foundation to advocate for passwordless authentication on Internet of Things devices:
FIDO and IoT Security Foundation Join Forces to Get Rid of Passwords
And finally, some interesting new AI tech from Cerence. The automotive AI assistant specialist announced a new system designed to provide drivers with information about landmarks around them as they’re on the road. It will first appear in Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX voice assistant platform:
New Cerence AI Tech Can Tell Drivers What’s Passing By Their Window
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.