automotive biometrics

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar

The carsharing company HyreCar is launching a new mobile onboarding app for iOS and Android devices. The platform is built using Mitek identity verification technology and is designed to streamline the car rental and application process. “We’re committed to providing both trust and convenience with each digital transaction and are thrilled to be supporting HyreCar…

Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System

Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System

“Precise Biometrics also indicated that it’s working with Dreamtech, a Korean engineering firm that develops module components for a range of products including cars, mobile phones, and home appliances.” Precise Biometrics is playing an important role in one of the more high-profile examples of biometric innovation in the automotive industry. The company has revealed that…

Eyesight Announces New Passenger Monitoring System to Make Driving Safer

Eyesight Announces New Passenger Monitoring System to Make Driving Safer

Eyesight Technologies has announced the launch of a new Occupancy Monitoring System that will make the ride safer for everyone in the car. Dubbed “CabinSense”, the new system uses sensors to determine the number of passengers in a vehicle while also gathering information about their age, gender, and relative position. CabinSense can then use that…

Two Apple Patents Could Bring Safety and Security to Self-Driving Cars

Two Apple Patents Could Bring Safety and Security to Self-Driving Cars

A pair of recently published Apple patents suggests that the tech company is looking for ways to make self-driving cars safer and more secure. The first of the two patents is particularly intriguing in relation to Project Titan, Apple’s foray into self-driving vehicles. Filed as “Wireless vehicle system for enhancing situational awareness,” the proposed device…

SMK and CAARESYS Anticipate Self-Driving Cars with Biometric Passenger Monitoring

SMK and CAARESYS Anticipate Self-Driving Cars with Biometric Passenger Monitoring

SMK Electronics is teaming up with the Israeli startup CAARESYS to develop a new line of biometric passenger sensors that will be incorporated into the next generation of motor vehicle systems. The contactless sensors are designed to measure occupancy, which means they will be able to determine how many passengers are in the car, and…

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars  Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

A new partnership between an American vehicle cockpit electronics supplier and a major Chinese conglomerate is poised to see the development of sophisticated biometric technologies for autonomous cars. One of the key players in the agreement is Michigan-based Visteon, which recently showcased facial recognition and gaze-tracking technologies for consumer vehicles at last autumn’s Electric Vehicle…

Visa-SiriusXM Collaboration Could Bring In-Car Payments to the Fast Lane

Visa-SiriusXM Collaboration Could Bring In-Car Payments to the Fast Lane

“…the system will use biometric authentication to confirm the payments, with Visa and SiriusXM suggesting in a statement that they’re consider the use of voice recognition and fingerprint scanning through the dashboard’s touchscreen.” SiriusXM is getting into the payments business, with a Visa partnership aimed at delivering in-car payments to consumers. Thanks to the companies’…

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

“[HeartKey] is designed to confirm a user’s identity based on cardiac biometrics.” With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) about to get underway, B-Secur is seeking to get out front with a showcase of its cardiac biometrics technologies at a pre-show event. Organized by promoter Pepcom, the annual ‘Digital Experience!’ event is scheduled for…

Hyundai Replaces Car Keys with Fingerprints in 2019 Santa Fe

Hyundai Replaces Car Keys with Fingerprints in 2019 Santa Fe

Hyundai is planning to replace car keys with fingerprint scans in the 2019 Santa Fe, reports ZDNet. The car maker says it’s installing capacitive fingerprint sensors in the car’s ignition and its door handle. Multiple users will be able to register their fingerprints, and the car’s mirror and seat position settings will automatically adjust to…

Rinspeed, Gentex Bring Biometric Tech to Another Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Rinspeed, Gentex Bring Biometric Tech to Another Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Gentex technology is once again being used in a futuristic new vehicle concept from Rinspeed. Called the ‘microSNAP’, the new vehicle is a reconfiguration of the Snap concept announced ahead of last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. That vehicle concept revolved around the idea of enabling autonomous flatbed-like chassis to connect with stationary passenger pods, picking…

Nuance Opens New Car-Focused AI Research Lab in Germany

Nuance Opens New Car-Focused AI Research Lab in Germany

Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on smart and autonomous car technologies. Dubbed the Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience Lab, or the DRIVE Lab, it will be based in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (“DFKI”) in Saarbrücken. Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE…

IntelliVision Announces Upgrade for Automotive Computer Vision Software

IntelliVision Announces Upgrade for Automotive Computer Vision Software

IntelliVision has upgraded its Advanced Driver Assistant System, an aftermarket software solution aimed primarily at dashboard camera integrations. The software is designed to use computer vision to trigger ‘Forward Collision Warnings’ (FCWs) and ‘Lane Departure Warnings’ (LDWs), while an ‘Advanced’ version of the solution offers ‘Pedestrian Collision Warnings’. Running on an Ambarella H22 camera, it…

IDEMIA, Altran to Demo Autonomous Car at Paris Motor Show

IDEMIA, Altran to Demo Autonomous Car at Paris Motor Show

“[IDEMIA]  has designed a smartphone-based digital key system for end users, which operates with facial recognition to enable entry to the vehicle.” IDEMIA has teamed up with engineering services provider Altran to develop a new autonomous vehicle dubbed “Columbia”. The small car is designed for use on either a personal or a shared basis, and…

Nuance, KT Put Their AI Heads Together for Automotive Collaboration

Nuance, KT Put Their AI Heads Together for Automotive Collaboration

Nuance Communications is joining forces with Korean telecom KT to develop a new automotive AI system to the Korean market. The solution will combine both companies’ artificial intelligence technologies. Nuance is already well-known for its Dragon Drive platform, which supports speech and voice recognition in vehicular applications; and the company has also expanded on this…

Gentex Strengthens Focus on Automotive Tech with Executive Changes

Gentex Strengthens Focus on Automotive Tech with Executive Changes

Gentex has made a number of organizational changes aimed at strengthening its focus on automotive technology. The company has announced that Brian Brackenbury has been promoted to a new position as Director of Connected Products, Interior Cameras and Biometrics. In making the announcement, Gentex noted that Brackenbury, who joined the company in 2015, “has more…

FPC Announces Biometric Sensor Module for the Automotive Market

FPC Announces Biometric Sensor Module for the Automotive Market

“Millions already enjoy the added convenience and security of biometrics in other areas, and we are now ready to enable this in their vehicles as well.” – Thomas Rex, VP, Fingerprint Cards Fingerprint Cards has taken its first major step toward the automotive market, announcing a new biometric module designed specifically for vehicular integrations. Called…

New Subaru SUV Can Recognize Its Drivers’ Faces

New Subaru SUV Can Recognize Its Drivers’ Faces

“Based on facial biometrics, the system is primarily designed to monitor the driver for signs of fatigue or distraction…” Subaru has announced pricing for its new SUV sporting a biometric safety feature: The 2019 Subaru Forester Touring model will start at $34,295. First announced at this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 2019 Touring…

ECG Biometrics Specialist Reaches for Automotive Applications with New Partnership

ECG Biometrics Specialist Reaches for Automotive Applications with New Partnership

A new partnership could help to bring B-Secur‘s cardiac biometrics technology to the automotive sector: The company has teamed up with Analog Devices (“ADI”), a Massachusetts-based engineering firm with a hand in a wide range of areas, from amplifiers to industrial ethernet to processors and DSPs. The partnership will seek to combine ADI’s signal conditioning…