It’s been another week of highly varied news in the world of mobile identity, and once again that’s reflected in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories, which include items on mobile driver’s licenses, the new iPhones – and a timely throwback.
First up is the highly popular story on Thales’ news that it will provide digital driver’s licenses for the state of Florida. Starting next year, Floridians will be able to apply for driver’s licenses that can be stored on their smartphones, and they’ll be able to use them just like a normal driver’s license – for proof of age, identity confirmation, and so on:
Also on the road this week was Cerence, which announced that it will provide its conversational AI technology to NIO, a China-based automotive manufacturer. NIO focuses on the growing electric car market, which means that the partnership should extend Cerence’s reach in this area as well:
This year’s big iPhone news was also popular among Mobile ID World readers, of course. Apple announced its first 5G smartphones this week, all of which feature the company’s groundbreaking Face ID 3D facial recognition system for user authentication. And one of the iPhone models is small enough to actually fit in your hand:
Staying on the topic of mobile authentication, selfie biometrics specialist Jumio enjoyed some sustained attention this week on the back of its announcements of its KYX Platform and its acquisition of the AML specialist Beam. Dean Nicolls, the company’s VP of Global Marketing, took some time to delve into these important developments in an interview with Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill:
Finally, readers showed renewed interest in the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s advocacy for the use of FIDO-compliant authentication technology in the upcoming election. This story is actually from mid-September, but with the Presidential election now just a couple of weeks away, it is perhaps not a huge surprise to see an uptick in interest in this topic:
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.