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

Biometric entry and connected-car applications popular at CES 2018

Numerous concept cars and connected-car systems featuring integrated biometrics are being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Many of the systems feature facial recognition for vehicle entry and operation, and voice recognition for vehicle operation and utilizing advanced features. Chinese electric car startup Byton is displaying an SUV concept car which grants access and turns on with integrated facial recognition, and also features gesture and voice recognition for operation, and integration with Amazon’s Alexa,

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