Automotive industry increasingly adopting biometric technologies

A new report by Venture Beat points to the increasing use of biometric technologies in connected cars to increase security through driver identification and authentication, as well as provide a more convenient experience. In fact, a recent report found that the biometric vehicle access systems global market will increase from its current $442.7 million to reach $854.8 million by 2021. At last month’s CES show, several firms demonstrated integrated biometrics technology for vehicle authentication including: Continental’s fingerprint and facial recognition

FPF, NADA release consumer privacy guide

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) have released a new consumer guide that explains the guidelines governing the way personal data is collected and used by the latest generation of vehicles. Today’s vehicles come with a wide array of equipment and features that rely on the collection and use of data about you and your vehicle to support safety, efficient performance, convenience, and entertainment. The guide explains the kinds of information that may

Nearly half of UK firms to deploy biometric authentication within five years: survey

SecureAuth has published a new survey which reveals that many organizations are adopting a new approach to authentication, with 83 percent of IT decision makers in the UK predicting that their organizations will be passwordless in five years’ time. The survey results show that organizations are increasingly moving to replace passwords as well as simple two-factor authentication (2FA) with stronger methods to prevent the misuse of stolen credentials. In five years’ time, 17 percent of organizations still intend to deploy

Biometric vehicle access systems market to reach $854.8M by 2021

Markets and Markets has published new research that finds that the biometric vehicle access systems global market, which is currently valued at about $442.7 million, is projected to nearly double by 2021. The report forecasts that by 2021, the global market will undergo a 14.06% CAGR to reach $854.8 million. Examining the production volumes and demand trends of the global market, the report is based on interviews from experts and suppliers on the future trends of the biometric vehicle access

Frost & Sullivan forecasts biometric wearables to transform driving experience by 2025

Frost & Sullivan Intelligent Mobility has released a new report entitled ‘Biometrics in the Global Automotive Industry, 2016–2025‘, which forecasts that ongoing advancements in biometrics will significantly transform the driving experience, health wellness and well-being (HWW), and security of vehicles by 2025. According to the report, one in three new passenger vehicles will eventually feature fingerprint recognition, iris recognition, voice recognition, gesture recognition, heartbeat monitoring, brain wave monitoring, stress detection, fatigue monitoring, eyelid monitoring, facial monitoring, and pulse detection —

Inventor designs vehicle breathalyzer that requires biometric authentication

In an effort to make in-vehicle breathalyzers more effective, an inventor from Las Vegas has designed the SAFETY WHEEL, a vehicle breathalyzer that is enhanced by a biometric authentication system, ensuring only an authorized vehicle operator can use their vehicle’s breathalyzer and drive the vehicle when sober. In a statement announcing the device, InventHelp suggested that the product could be offered as an OEM feature on new automobiles, or as an aftermarket safety accessory for installation on existing vehicles. “I

Lawsuit filed against Snapchat for using biometric data without consent

Two men filed a class-action lawsuit against Snapchat under a 2008 Illinois state law that requires a company to obtain written consent before using an individual’s biometric data, according to a report by Inc. Initially filed by plaintiffs Jose Luis Martinez and Malcolm Neal in Los Angeles County court in May, the case has recently been moved to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. According to the lawsuit, Snapchat has been unlawfully gathering, storing, and using biometric

Facebook request to dismiss privacy lawsuit rejected

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, a federal judge has rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss a potential class-action privacy lawsuit over the company’s facial recognition technology. The case alleges violations of the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. The Illinois statute requires companies that gather biometric data to notify people about the practice before collecting data, and to publish a schedule for destroying the information. In August, a judge transferred the case to federal court in San Francisco

Biometrics Institute continues work on proposed Privacy Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has been working with Lockstep Consulting on a proposed Privacy Trust Mark since early 2015 and stage two of the project, exploring a set of initial technical criteria sufficient to pilot the proposal, was recently completed. The first stage provided a feasibility and landscape study as well as a roadmap for implementation which confirmed strong support for such a mark. Lockstep was also engaged to do stage two of the project and delivered a proposal for an

Shutterfly settles facial recognition lawsuit

According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, a lawsuit brought by an Illinois man who accused Shutterfly of violating his privacy by using facial recognition software to identify his face has been settled. Earlier this year, a federal judge in Illinois allowed the lawsuit against Shutterfly to proceed despite the company’s claims that its tagging software does not break the state’s privacy law, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Shutterfly had argued that the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy