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Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

“It’s a compelling case for bringing biometrics into the car, and given Aware’s expertise in the world of biometric authentication, it’s coming from an expert source.” As today’s cars get increasingly sophisticated on the technological and IT front, Aware Inc. wants to put biometric technology in the driver’s seat. The company has published a new…

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

Cerence Announces Chief Technology Officer

“With the automotive space undergoing an unprecedented transformation on the eve of autonomous and increasingly connected vehicles, Cerence has an important role to play.” – Prateek Kathpal, CTO, Cerence Automotive tech specialist Cerence Inc. is continuing to pick up speed with the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. Prateek Kathpal comes to the company…

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford Launches Upgraded Version of SYNC Smart Car Platform

Ford has unveiled the next iteration of its SYNC smart car platform. SYNC 4 boasts conversational speech recognition and cloud connectivity that will allow drivers to use voice commands for navigation, internet searches, entertainment, and other connected features. The new virtual assistant reflects Ford’s evolving smart car ambitions. In 2017, the American car manufacturer opened…

Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence appears to be running on all cylinders after its split from Nuance Communications earlier this month. The new company is highlighting the efforts of its Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience (DRIVE) Labs, which are currently working to design better user interfaces for smart cars and other connected vehicles. The Labs have also been…

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

The newly formed automotive specialist Cerence Inc. has become a resident partner at the Mila Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec. The Institute’s lab is located near Cerence’s Montreal office, which employs more than 450 employees and is responsible for much of the company’s R&D. The close proximity will give Mila interns the opportunity to collaborate…

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi has lifted the curtain on the EMIRAI S, a new concept car that will make its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The smart vehicle comes equipped with a slew of connected features, including speech control and biometric driver monitoring. The Driver Monitoring System is designed to make driving safer,…

Nuance’s Automotive Spinoff Makes Market Debut

Nuance’s Automotive Spinoff Makes Market Debut

“…the company noted that its AI solutions are already being used in almost 300 million vehicles, from brands including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Geely, GM, SAIC, and Toyota, among others.” Cerence has officially spun off from its parent company, Nuance Communications, having become a standalone connected car solutions specialist on October 1st. The official spinoff…

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

Computer Vision System Helps Suzuki Drivers See and Avoid Pedestrians

Computer Vision System Helps Suzuki Drivers See and Avoid Pedestrians

The Suzuki Motor Corporation has integrated Hitachi Automotive’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and stereo camera into its CARRY line of light pickup trucks. The stereo camera is able to detect the presence of pedestrians at night, which in turn enables collision avoidance braking when paired with ADAS safety features. The goal is to make the…

Senators Raise Concerns About Smart Car Security

Senators Raise Concerns About Smart Car Security

Two US senators have expressed concern about the vulnerabilities of connected cars, writing a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ask if the agency is aware of the threat of malware attacks and how it plans to respond. Written by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA), the letter arrives in…

SEC Filings Pave Way for Nuance Automotive Spinoff

SEC Filings Pave Way for Nuance Automotive Spinoff

“Cerence will build on Nuance’s robust foundation of voice- and Artificial Intelligence-based technology solutions for vehicles, capitalizing on growing market excitement around smart and connected car technologies.” Nuance Communications has officially filed its Form 10 Registration Statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the spinoff of its automotive division, marking the latest important…

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

The electric carmaker Karma Automotive has revealed that its new SC1 Vision Concept car will be making its North American debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th. The SC1 will be displayed on the Concept Lawn during the event. The new luxury vehicle comes with a slew of high-tech bells and whistles,…

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Communications has unveiled several new details about its forthcoming automotive spinoff, including the company’s name: Cerence Inc. will become its own corporate entity on October 1st. In announcing the new brand name, Nuance explained that “Cerence” is an invented word that nevertheless has linguistic associations with intelligence and cognition. Further emphasizing the company’s focus…

Baidu Expects Major Growth for Smart Car OS

Baidu Expects Major Growth for Smart Car OS

“…Baidu says its ‘DuerOS for Apollo’ operating system has been incorporated into over 300 car models, and that it’s working with major car makers based not only in China but also Europe and the US…” China-based Baidu is celebrating the growth of its Apollo smart car program, and looking to build its brand on the…

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…

Facial Recognition Verifies Taxi Drivers in China

Facial Recognition Verifies Taxi Drivers in China

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Chinese city of Xi’an are now being verified by facial recognition technology when they get behind the wheel. And, true to the country’s security ethos, they’re also being monitored constantly by an AI system to ensure they aren’t engaging in prohibited activities such as smoking or using a smartphone while…

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Communications has tapped Sanjay Dhawan to lead Nuance Automotive when the mobility division becomes an independent company later this year. Nuance Automotive will be spun off on October 1, at which point it will be a publicly traded entity focusing exclusively on automotive software and mobility technology. Dhawan will join Nuance Communications on July…

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…

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