This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories offers a clear indication of the growing interest in mobile ID technology.
A prime example is offered by a news item from Canada’s most populous province. One of the week’s most popular articles concerned the Ontario government’s plans to launch a mobile ID system by the end of this year, which will allow citizens to upload virtual versions of the driver’s license or health card onto their smartphones, and to use them as official forms of ID:
It isn’t yet clear whether Ontario’s system will use biometric technology for end user verification, but biometrics specialists are anticipating increased demand for such solutions as the mobile ID concept continues to catch on. FaceTec is one of them, and got a lot of reader attention this week with its announcement of an upgrade to its biometric SDK that makes it even more suitable for onboarding mobile IDs:
Another facial recognition specialist, meanwhile, announced a mobile ID pilot program of its own. TECH5 is inviting members of its partner network to participate in a program that will help them to develop and deploy mobile IDs using the company’s T5-Digital ID solution:
The week also brought news about how mobile technology can be used to verify more traditional forms of ID. Innovatrics got some attention this week with its launch of a new ‘Universal Passport Reader’ tool to its Digital Onboarding Toolkit that enables the platform to read any ICAO 9303 document, making it an even more powerful solution for reading passports:
And finally, something completely different from the world of automotive tech. Readers showed a lot of interest in the news that an upcoming Genesis car will feature facial recognition technology, allowing a registered driver to unlock the vehicle without the need to carry a physical key or fob:
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