News Roundup: Innovation in Connected Car FinTech

Last week at Mobile ID World we saw innovation in IoT and connected car fintech, while plans continued to be made for this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), and behavioral biometrics rounded out the headlines.

Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in mobile digital identity:

Innovation in Connected Car FinTech

News Roundup: Innovation in Connected Car FinTechLast week Jaguar announced the first in-car payments system that allows drivers to pay for fuel from behind the wheel of their vehicle. The connected car space isn’t just one of innovation though, and as the risk of digital car theft rises from this new and exciting market, it looks like biometrics and two-factor authentication may once again hold they key to a safer future.

2FA, Biometric Security Needed as Car Theft Goes Digital

World’s First In-Car Payments System, Care of Jaguar, Shell, Apple Pay, PayPal

Internet of Things

News Roundup: Innovation in Connected Car FinTechIBM and Visa are collaborating on bringing payments to IoT, we reported last week. Meanwhile, Fujitsu announced a new authentication platform for the Internet of Things based on mobile biometrics, and  Gemalto’s eSIM solution was embraced by Com4, a Norwegian IoT/M2M operator.

IBM, Visa Announce IoT Payments Effort

Norwegian M2M/IoT Operator Embraces Gemalto eSIM Solution

Fujitsu Announces Biometric Authentication Platform for the IoT

Smartphones and Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics FeatureA new patent granted to Apple had us once again contemplating how and when in-display fingerprint scanning will be coming to the iPhone. Meanwhile, Xaiomi’s Redmi Note 4X was launched featuring Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards technology, the former of which released its year-end 2016 fiscal results last week and offered insight on the near future of smartphone biometrics.

Precise Biometrics’ Algorithm Software Featured On Redmi Note 4X

Precise Biometrics Announces Year-End Results, Weighs in on Mobile Fingerprint Market

Apple Granted Patent for In-Display Fingerprint Scanning System


News Roundup: Innovation in Connected Car FinTechFingerprint Cards was the latest company to announce its plans for the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. GSMA, the organization that hosts MWC, kept the events talk going as it revealed this year’s Mobile 360 event schedule. Safran Identity & Security, in the meantime, argued for GSMA Mobile Connect as a key component in the digitization of the Latin American economy. Here is how GSMA made headlines last week:

Fingerprint Cards Announces Mobile World Congress Plans

GSMA Unveils Mobile 360 Series Plans

Latin American MNOs Can Boost Digitization with Mobile Connect, Biometrics: Safran

Secure Access

News Roundup: Innovation in Connected Car FinTechAccess control was in the news as we reported on Star India’s deployment of HID Global’s HID Mobile Access solution. On the logical access side of things, Yubico launched its USB-C 2FA security key, yet another FIDO compliant solution entering a market that’s moving away from simple password based security.

Star India Admins ‘Enjoying the Experience’ of Mobile Access Control: HID Global

Yubico Launches USB-C 2FA Security Key

FIDO Alliance Launches Partner Showcase

Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Innovation in Connected Car FinTechBioCatch’s behavioral biometrics tech is coming to the Nuance Security Suite thanks to a newly announced partnership with Nuance Communications. The behavioral modality has been the subject of much enthusiasm this year as multiple reports are framing it as one of the next mainstream biometrics, and as such vendors of the technology are becoming more visible. SecureAuth is one of these companies, and its research helped bolster a pro-strong authentication argument from Nok Nok Labs. Read more below:

BioCatch Technology Integrated Into Nuance Security Suite

Passwords Can’t be Hacked if They Don’t Exist: Nok Nok Labs


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