Fingerprint Cards, Gentex collaborate to bring iris authentication to auto industry

Fingerprint Cards and Gentex today announced an exclusive partnership agreement to bring iris-scanning technology to the automotive industry. “Collaboration is key within the automotive ecosystem, and as a leading provider of smart mirrors and automotive electronics, Gentex brings an unmatched platform and vehicle real estate through which we can deploy our ActiveIRIS technology,” explained Christian Fredrikson, president and CEO of Fingerprint Cards. The ActiveIRIS iris recognition system was developed by Delta ID, which Fingerprint Cards acquired last year for US$106

EyeLock to showcase iris authentication technology at CES

EyeLock will showcase outdoor and indoor access control solutions and release its new embedded iris authentication solution “Harrington” at CES this week. Harrington, which was recently integrated into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail Vending Solution, is a self-contained, standalone iris enrollment and authentication system. It offers a variety of system interface topologies available to the end-user with three different image sensor lensing options that allow nominal working distances up to 60cm with imager module thickness between 3.0mm and 5.7mm. Dual iris enrollment and

FotoNation announces iris recognition solution for VR

Xperi computational imaging and facial analytics subsidiary FotoNation has announced the launch of iris recognition solution IrisXR for AR, VR, and MR applications. IrisXR provides security and personalization with state-of-the-art anti-spoofing and FotoNation’s MIRLIN iris recognition technology, according to the announcement. Head-mounted wearables pose potential challenges including close proximity, large occlusions, and wide eye-gaze angles, all of which the company says IrisXR addresses. It also has a false acceptance rate of only 1 in 10 million, yet uses little memory

Somaliland election saw Iris ID technology deployed

Somaliland’s presidential election in November was the world’s first national election to use iris recognition to register and identify voters. The Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) reported an 80 per cent voter turnout. Somaliland, which declared independence from Somalia in 1991, had the legitimacy of previous elections disputed after duplicate registrations were found. According to a company statement, the NEC deployed the Iris ID iris recognition system after trials showed it surpassed both fingerprint and facial recognition systems in identifying

Gentex biometrics technology featured in Rinspeed concept car

A vehicle-sized “skateboard” with biometric security and personalization has been unveiled by automotive think tank and car design firm Rinspeed, featuring iris scanning and other connected-car technologies from Gentex. The concept car, dubbed “Snap,” allows users to connect personalized “pods” to the “skateboard” chassis, which autonomously drives passengers to their destination. The pods are secured by biometrics, which also serve to automatically personalize seat position, HVAC controls, and other amenities through Gentex HomeLink vehicle-to-home automation technology. The biometric system can

LG patents anti-spoof iris recognition method for smartphones

LG Electronics has been awarded a patent for a forgery-detecting iris authentication method for Android mobile devices which appears to leverage a front-facing camera, according to documents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to Android Headlines the patent, filed in June, describes a technology involving the use of a camera, an illumination sensor, and the display to guide the user’s eye with a path illuminated on the display. “Although the present invention is suitable for a wide

New Lincoln owners to receive complimentary CLEAR membership

Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to fast-track through security at participating airports and major arenas and stadiums in the United States. At more than 30 participating airports and arenas nationwide, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines.

DERMALOG showcasing latest multi-biometrics technology at Trustech

DERMALOG is showcasing its latest multi-biometrics technology at this week’s Trustech in Cannes. The German biometrics solutions provider has developed an Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) that simultaneously compares finger, face and eye data for maximum accuracy. DERMALOG recently received a German Business Award 2017 for its ABIS. “Multi-biometrics, the combination of two or more biometric characteristics, is currently on the rise,” explained Günther Mull, CEO of DERMALOG. “With its ABIS, DERMALOG positions itself as an innovation leader and offers

BBVA integrates biometric authentication tech from Samsung into banking app

Biometric authentication solution Samsung Pass has been integrated into Spanish bank BBVA’s mobile app to enable consumers with Samsung-compatible smartphones to log in to their account without a login or password. Samsung Pass is based on FIDO specifications, and replaces passwords with fingerprint and facial authentication, as well as iris recognition. “BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience,” explained Raúl Navarrete, BBVA Spain’s Head of Mobile Channels. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access

ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk