News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Cards

Last week at Mobile ID World FinTech made up the bulk of the industry news while smart cards, smart homes, smart fashions, and smart cars rounded out the headlines.

Here’s a look back on the top mobile digital identity stories of the week:

Smart Cards

News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsLast week Fingerprint Cards announced a new line of biometric sensors designed for smart card integrations. Meanwhile Oberthur’s dual payments card was approved for the Norwegian market, and biometric smart cards were on display at the Trustech conference in France.

OT Dual Payments Card Gets Green Light for Norwegian Market

Fingerprint Cards Launches FPC1300 Series Sensors

TRUSTECH Organizers Announce SESAMES Finalists

Smart Cars

News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsTwo biometric innovations had us talking about smart cars last week. A new biometric steering wheel combines health monitoring with ECG authentication for access control, and GM’s semi-autonomous driving system leverages facial recognition to improve driver safety.

Steering Wheel ECG Sensor Authenticates Drivers, Monitors Health

Facial Recogntion Used As Safety Feature In GM’s Smart Car

Wearable Tech

News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsSafran’s Style2Pay wearable payments platform achieved Mastercard certification last week. Meanwhile, in the realm of remote healthcare, Olea announced a wearable solution that can detect if a patient has suffered from a fall. Here’s last week’s’ top wearable tech stories:

Safran Announces Mastercard Certification for Style2Pay

Wearable Sensor Detects Falls, Automatically Calls for Help


News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsFintech was a dominant force in the news last week. Visa announced its intention to acquire CardinalCommerce, Mastercard launched its Selfie-Pay solution in Latin America, and we saw updates from Samsung Pay and Apple Pay regarding global launches. Read about all of that and more in these top financial news stories:

Visa to Acquire eCommerce Authentication Company CardinalCommerce

Banco Santander Brings Apple Pay Home for the Holidays

Samsung Pay UK Launch Delayed

Mastercard Identity Check Launches in Brazil, Mexico

Worldpay, Verifone to Extend mPayment Compatibility in UK

Smart Homes and Consumer IoT

News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsConnectivity and Internet of Things are set to be big topics at next year’s Mobile World Congress, we learned last week. But we don’t have to wait until February to see hyper-connected innovation taking place. Last week we reported on the potentially disruptive capabilities of Amazon Rekognition, a partnership between Hauwei and Gemalto focused on IoT connectivity, and a festive application of smart home technology from Samsung.

Amazon’s Cloud-Hosted AI System Can Recognize People and Things

Samsung Offers Smart Home Tech for Famous Christmas Lights Group

Gemalto, Huawei Team Up to Offer Easy IoT Connectivity

5G, IoT, Graphene Among Highlights of MWC 2017 Lineup


News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsWe reported on two new mobile biometrics integrations last week: new handsets from Oppo and Coolpad were launched featuring Fingerprint Cards biometric sensors. Learn more at the links below:

Fingerprint Cards Sensor Featured On Coolpad Note 3S

FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor Featured on New OPPO Smartphone

Moving Beyond Passwords

News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart CardsLast week we saw EyeVerify partner with Cormarch to help eliminate customers’ reliance on passwords. Meanwhile, ImageWare continued its quest to bring biometric authentication to the workplace, announcing an integration with Avatier’s enterprise identity management product suite.

Avatier Integrates GoVerifyID Into Enterprise ID Management Suite

Comarch Is Embracing EyeVerify Biometric Technology

Research and Reports

News Roundup: Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Cards

In new research and reports, Juniper was forecasting the rise of multimodal biometrics in mobile with its new publication, while Intel released its 2017 Digital Threat Predictions.

Intel Issues 2017 Digital Threat Predictions

Juniper Research Heralds Rise of Multimodal Mobile Biometrics


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