automotive technology

Connected Cars Will Increase Demand for Car Security Systems: Technavio

Connected Cars Will Increase Demand for Car Security Systems: Technavio

According to a new report from Technavio, the market for car security systems is expected to grow as more and more car manufacturers roll out new connectivity features for passenger vehicles. The use of biometric authentication for vehicle access and ignition will also be a key factor driving the market.   The logic in the…

NXP is Building Driver Monitoring Systems with Momenta

NXP is Building Driver Monitoring Systems with Momenta

NXP and Momenta are teaming up to develop commercial-grade Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) that can be mass produced for future generations of cars. The joint solution will combine NXP’s S32V2 Open Vision Platform with Momenta’s deep learning automotive software. The new Driver Monitoring System will boost road safety by monitoring the status of people in…

Nuance Provides Voice Interface Tech for Chinese Smart Car Platform

Nuance Provides Voice Interface Tech for Chinese Smart Car Platform

“…Nuance has revealed that its technology has been integrated into GKUI, delivering both speech and voice recognition in a high-speed voice interaction system allowing users to ask questions and adjust in-car settings.” A major Chinese car maker has embraced voice-based user interface technology from Nuance. Based in Hangzhou, Geely has developed its own in-car infotainment…

More Cars Will Implement Biometric Safety Features in 2019: Fact.MR

More Cars Will Implement Biometric Safety Features in 2019: Fact.MR

A new report suggests that automotive biometrics providers are about to enjoy a lucrative year. Fact.MR valued the market for biometric driver identification systems at $10 billion in 2018, and expects that figure to skyrocket with 25 percent year-over-year growth in 2019. According to the report, much of the projected growth will come from North…

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…

Gemalto eSIM Tech Hits the Race Course in a Porsche Cayman GT4

Gemalto eSIM Tech Hits the Race Course in a Porsche Cayman GT4

A Porsche GT4 Cup championship race recently offered Gemalto an opportunity to showcase its eSIM-driven smart car technology: The company has announced that its Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 IoT Module was integrated into a Porsche Cayman GT4 race car for the event, in collaboration with Liechtenstein-based telematics specialist GlobalMatiX. The race car was outfitted with 40…

MSU Announces On-Campus Smart Transport Initiative

MSU Announces On-Campus Smart Transport Initiative

“MSU added that CANVAS vehicles will also leverage biometric technology ‘for passenger identification, theft protection and owner personalization.’” Michigan State University is seeking to pioneer the use of advanced new automotive technologies on its 5,200-acre campus. Calling it the “Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety”, or “CANVAS”, initiative, MSU is taking advantage of various…

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…

Self-Driving Bus Features Biometric Authentication, Conversational AI Assistant

Self-Driving Bus Features Biometric Authentication, Conversational AI Assistant

A Shanghai-based AI firm has launched an autonomous electric bus that features biometric authentication and a conversational AI system. Called the Smart Panda Bus, the solution was developed by DeepBlue Technology, a firm that has thus far demonstrated its AI prowess with smart vending machines and retail solutions. The bus of course features computer vision…