smart cars

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Partnership to Bring AI-Driven Voice Interaction to More Vehicles

New Partnership to Bring AI-Driven Voice Interaction to More Vehicles

“Speak With Me technology will be available for deployment across any automated vehicle fleet running AWare regardless of vehicle type or automated driving system.” A new partnership could help to bring artificial intelligence to more cars. The AI technology comes by way of Speak With Me, whose eponymous platform revolves around a conversational voice assistant.…

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…