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India’s First Internet Car Features Nuance Voice Recognition Tech

India’s First Internet Car Features Nuance Voice Recognition Tech

“Voice Assist can already fulfill more than 100 different voice commands, a number that will grow with future software updates.” Nuance Automotive is providing speech recognition tech for the MG Hector, India’s first internet-enabled smart car. Released by MG Motor, the new car features MG’s iSMART Next Gen platform, which was in turn built using…

Police in Telangana Armed with Mobile Face Recognition

Police in Telangana Armed with Mobile Face Recognition

Police in the Indian state of Telangana are now using mobile facial recognition technology in the field. The new system is designed to let police use a mobile app to scan the faces of suspected criminals, unidentified bodies at crime scenes, missing children, or other individuals. Those scans are then compared against images from the…

IDEMIA Becomes Certified Manufacturer of Indian RuPay Cards

IDEMIA Becomes Certified Manufacturer of Indian RuPay Cards

“…a single RuPay dual interface card can support multiple payment applications.” IDEMIA has become the first company to attain certification as a manufacturer of personalized qSPARC v2-compliant RuPay payment cards in India, the company has announced. In terms of market presence in India’s payments industry, it’s a big deal. RuPay is a domestic card scheme…

INTERVIEW: NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and…

PKI Partner to Promote FIDO in India

PKI Partner to Promote FIDO in India

An important new partnership could help to significantly extend the reach of FIDO Alliance authentication standards in India. The cross-industry consortium has announced that it has established “a mutual liaison relationship” with India PKI Forum, a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Information Technology’s Controller of Certifying Authorities agency. IPKI offers…

NEXT Biometrics Technology Certified for Aadhaar Use

NEXT Biometrics Technology Certified for Aadhaar Use

“Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell 2023-U sensor modules designed for use in devices like POS terminals in the first half of 2019.” NEXT Biometrics has received STQC certification for its fingerprint sensor technology, paving the…

In-Display Tech Begins Global Spread as X21 Launches in India

In-Display Tech Begins Global Spread as X21 Launches in India

“While its in-display fingerprint scanning is probably the X21’s most talked-about feature, the device is noteworthy for offering another relatively novel form of biometric authentication as well – facial recognition.” Vivo officially launched its pioneering X21 smartphone in India today, just about a week after the country’s e-commerce giant Flipkart announced it would be the…

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

With Home Market Crowded, Chinese Smartphone Makers Look to India

China-based smartphone makers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Gionee are setting their sights on the Indian market, according to a Reuters report by Aman Shah and Aditi Shah. Some are sponsoring cricket tournaments while others are recruiting Bollywood stars to help sell their wares. The report notes that India is the third-largest smartphone market in…