Authentication is the common theme in this week’s roundup of the top stories on Mobile ID World. Some companies are using fingerprints to authorize payments. Others are using faces and voices to help people complete transactions at vending machines and gas stations. There’s also some new patent activity from a mobile behavioral biometrics specialist.
Up first, Cerence is continuing to build up its Cerence Pay ecosystem after entering into a new partnership with ryd pay. The ryd pay service allows people to pay for gas and other goods, and the integration with Cerence Pay will allow them to initiate and complete those transactions from the car using Cerence’s voice recognition technology:
Fingerprint Cards (FPC), meanwhile, continues to be a driving force in the biometric payments industry more generally. The company has entered into a new partnership with MoriX, and will be working with the Tokyo-based company to develop biometric payment cards that feature FPC’s flagship T-Shape fingerprint sensor module:
On the behavioral biometrics front, Zighra has received a patent for an ongoing authentication system that can verify someone’s identity across multiple applications. Zighra now owns several patents for on-device behavioral biometrics, and has tracked its leadership in the space with more than 100 forward citations from tech giants like Google, Mastercard, and Microsoft:
In the meantime, Jumio is trying to make it easier for people to purchase marijuana. The company is providing facial recognition technology for American Green vending machines to onboard customers buying age-restricted goods. Jumio’s tech will allow the machine to verify someone’s age and identity, and ensure that all sales are compliant with local regulations:
Finally, Worldline has upgraded its biometric payment system through a partnership with A3BC. The latter has developed a solution that can perform fingerprint and finger vein authentication with a single scan, and Worldline has integrated the solution into its own platform to provide a higher level of security during financial transactions:
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