connected cars

Gentex Shows Off Connected Car, Biometric Tech at CES 2019

Gentex Shows Off Connected Car, Biometric Tech at CES 2019

“Based on iris recognition, the system is designed to be embedded into a mirror, and to automatically identify a driver with just a glance.” Gentex is once again showcasing cutting-edge connected car technologies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among its new offerings is HomeLink Connect, a mobile app that’s designed to pair with a…

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’…

ECU Supplier Partnership Gets WISeKey Connected Car Traction in China Market

ECU Supplier Partnership Gets WISeKey Connected Car Traction in China Market

“The partnership will revolve around WISeKey’s ISTANA platform, which is aimed at delivering certificate-based security to car makers.” Technology from Geneva-based WISeKey is poised to play a role in China’s growing connected car industry thanks to a new partnership with SINCODE, an automotive Engine Control Unit supplier based in the country. The partnership will revolve…

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…

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…

New Partnership Aims to Develop ‘Quantum-Safe’ PKI Security Tech

New Partnership Aims to Develop ‘Quantum-Safe’ PKI Security Tech

DigiCert, Gemalto, and ISARA Corp. have teamed up to develop “quantum-safe” digital security certificates and key management solutions for the Internet of Things, the companies have announced. What does that mean? It’s an anticipation of the emergence of powerful quantum computers, which are expected to offer a level of computing power that allows them to…

BMW Cars to Get Virtual Assistant Next March

BMW Cars to Get Virtual Assistant Next March

“…BMW Group emphasized its artificial intelligence, asserting that it can learn the driver’s habits, allowing it to offer directions based on a command like, ‘Take me home.’” BMW cars will get their own virtual assistant early next year, dubbed the “BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.” The system will allow drivers to adjust various in-car settings on…

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…