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:
Last 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.
Two 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.
Safran’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:
Fintech 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:
Smart Homes and Consumer IoT
Connectivity 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.
We 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:
Moving Beyond Passwords
Last 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.
Research and Reports
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.
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