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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…

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…

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

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…

DENSO to Discuss Automated Vehicles and Connected Cars at WCX19

DENSO to Discuss Automated Vehicles and Connected Cars at WCX19

DENSO has announced that it will be sponsoring the World Congress Experience (WCX19) for the nineteenth consecutive year when the automotive conference kicks off later this month. The company will also be participating in a panel discussion that will focus on Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems and other technologies that will be integral to the…

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System

Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System

“Precise Biometrics also indicated that it’s working with Dreamtech, a Korean engineering firm that develops module components for a range of products including cars, mobile phones, and home appliances.” Precise Biometrics is playing an important role in one of the more high-profile examples of biometric innovation in the automotive industry. The company has revealed that…

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…

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