Delta ID brings its iris scanning technology for driver authentication to CES

Delta ID has collaborated with Gentex to develop an iris-based in-car biometrics system that authenticates the driver and delivers customized security and convenience features. This week at CES, the companies are demonstrating a Gentex rearview mirror integrated with Delta ID’s Active IRIS technology. The mirror-integrated biometric system identifies the driver upon vehicle entry, and, if properly authorized, starts the vehicle and personalizes their setup configurations by automatically adjusting mirrors, steering wheel, seat, music favorites, GPS locations, and other options. “We

Chrysler, Gentex to preview and launch automotive biometrics at CES

Chrysler will unveil its new Portal concept minivan with biometric technology at CES 2017, which is based on 20 years worth of data on the millennial demographic, which means it will have features to cater to that particular demographic, according to a report by Ubergizmo. The Portal — which is currently only in concept form — will feature facial recognition and biometric technology to identify the driver. This is intended to serve not only as a security feature, but also

Continental integrates biometric technology for vehicle personalization and authentication

Continental will demonstrate fingerprint and facial recognition technology for vehicle personalization and authentication at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas. “The integration of biometric elements brings our expertise in system integration to the fore, as we are linking our access control solution with other intelligent systems in vehicles to ensure increased comfort and safety for all passengers,” explains Andreas Wolf, head of Continental’s Body & Security business unit. “In addition, the access system functions almost like a doorman,

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

Jaguar files patent for vehicle access system with facial recognition and gait analysis

Jaguar Land Rover has filed a U.S. patent for technology that uses facial recognition and gait analysis to unlock doors, according to a report by the Mirror. Published on October 13, the patent application for “Door access system for a vehicle” technology describes cameras mounted under the windows of the doors, which would take both video and still images of individuals approaching from the front or from behind. The technology would then match images to those stored on the car’s

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 —

Ford R&D lab exploring the integration of wearables and vehicles

Researchers at the new Automotive Wearables Experience laboratory located at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Research and Innovation Center are exploring ways to connect crucial health information to in-vehicle technologies. For example, lane-keeping assist could be more responsive if a smartwatch sends data to the vehicle that senses that the driver is drowsy. Additionally, if a driver’s heart rate increases as traffic worsens, in-vehicle technologies such as adaptive cruise control or Blind Spot Information System could increase the distance between vehicles

EyeLock presents iris authentication for automotive applications at CES

This week at CES, EyeLock is showcasing its iris authentication technology in automotive applications at the VOXX International booth. VOXX International acquired a majority interest in EyeLock in September 2015. EyeLock is demonstrating a proof of concept that validates the driver and authorizes the start of a vehicle. EyeLock’s iris authentication can also offer individual user authentication as well as a fully customized driving experience with personalized driver settings including seat and mirror positions, radio presets, and other features. Once

Precise Biometrics and FPC fingerprint technology integrated into two new smartphones

Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) fingerprint technology has been integrated into the latest Lenovo VIBE K4 Note and Hisense A1 smartphones. The devices use Precise Biometrics’ product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile and the FPC1025 touch fingerprint sensor. In related news, yesterday at CES, Huawei introduced its Android tablet, MediaPad M2, featuring FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1155. Received and expected revenues in 2016 relating to sales of FPC1155 for this tablet model are included in

Fingerprint Cards developing sensor technology for automotive market

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that, in cooperation with other industry leaders, it has developed solutions to enable the use of FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor technology for automotive applications. After testing and evaluation by global car manufacturers and related automotive companies in 2015, FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor module FPC1025 has been selected for further development and integration in commercial applications for the automotive industry. FPC anticipates that public demonstrations will be conducted embedding FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor technology in automotive applications