News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017

Last week at Mobile ID World we reported on digital identity news straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas while headlines regarding second factor authentication, wearable tech, fingerprint sensors, and healthcare kicked off the new year.

Here’s a look back on the top digital identity stories from the week that was:

Wearable Tech

News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017New innovations in vital biometrics-tracking wearables at CES 2017 had us talking about music, active lifestyles, and the science of sleep last week. Meanwhile, we reported on a new Enterprise Mobility Management solution from Samsung SDS that allows organizations to use unpaired Tizen powered smartwatches—an innovation that could very well see smart wristbands take off in the workplace.

Fitness-Tracking Earbuds Adjust Music Based on Biometrics

Wearable Device and Smart Bed Bring Biometrics of Sleep to CES 2017

EMM Solution Lets Companies Use Tizen Smartwatches Without Paired Phones


News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017In healthcare news last week we reported on a new healthcare communications app called pillphone, which puts patients in touch with doctors, is FDA approved, and features biometric authentications powered by ImageWare.

ImageWare Biometrics Featured on pillphone Healthcare App


News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017As has been the case for the past few years, CES was once again a hub for big smart car news. This time biometrics took the focus of connected automotive tech, with AI assistants, voice recognition, and iris-based authentication all making big headlines while painting an identity-centric picture of the future automobile.

Honda and VocalZoom Work to Bring Enhanced Biometrics to Smart Cars

Rearview Mirror Driver Authentication Powered by Delta ID

Upgraded AI Assistant for Cars Can Identify Passengers’ Voices, Help Respond to Texts

Chrysler Portal Features Autonomous Driving, Electric Engine, Biometrics

Second Factor

News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017Yubico announced the first ever multi-protocol USB-C authentication key—a product that will keep its two-factor authentication offerings relevant in new generation electronics. Meanwhile, we reported on Google’s urging of its Adwords partners to use 2FA keys, just like the ones that Yubico makes.

Yubico Claims First Multi-Protocol USB-C Authentication Key

Google Urges Adwords Clients to Use 2FA Keys


News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017Fingerprint Cards announced that its biometric touch sensors are now available for PC-based integrations last week, making good on previous suggestions that the PC market is an obvious area for the company’s expansion. In other fingerprint sensor news, Huawei launched its new Changxiang 6S smartphone, which features a Natural ID sensor from Synaptics.

FPC Brings its Fingerprint Sensors to the PC Market

Huawei’s Changxiang 6S Features Synaptics Natural ID Sensor

Biometrics and Mobile Devices

News Roundup: Connected Cars, Wearable Tech, CES 2017According to new research form Acuity, 2016 was a year of massive growth for the biometric smartphone market. 2017 seems to off to a strong start in this regard too, if last week’s news can be any indication. Qualcomm’s newly announced mobile processor supports biometric security, a new partnership between iSign and AAEON is bringing biometric signatures to rugged tablets, and experimental patents from Samsung place an integral focus on biometric authentication.

Take a look at last week’s mobile device biometrics headlines:

New Report Illustrates Huge Boom in Biometric Smartphones

AAEON Brings iSign Signature Tech to Rugged Tablets

New Qualcomm Mobile Processor Supports High-Speed Data, Biometric Security

Samsung Brings Biometrics Even to Most Radical Experiments


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