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Bird introduces ID verification tool with biometrics support powered by AU10TIX

Digital ID checks will detect and prevent underage riding and fraud


Micromobility leader Bird is partnering with ID verification provider AU10TIX to introduce a digital ID check feature with face biometrics support in a bid to curb underage riding and fraud. Bird’s latest partnership comes amid ongoing community safety concerns regarding the handling of its shared electric scooters.

Bird will integrate AU10TIX’s innovative deep learning ID Scan solution to conduct fast and effective ID validation and authentication. The new safety mechanism, which can also be combined with Bird’s newly developed biometric Selfie Match feature, will henceforth be required for rider account creation and authentication.

The new ID check feature promises ultra-fast and high-precision autonomous authentication for riders, the companies say. Checks are projected to take approximately eight seconds and employ zero-bias processing, allowing Bird to quickly identify and stop fraud and prevent underage riding.

Bird and AU10TIX are set to launch the new ID scan alongside the Selfie Match facial recognition feature this month. These new features follow Bird’s recent safety innovations such as its new Autonomous Emergency Braking system. Bird aims to lead the micromobility industry in providing the first active safety technology to its shared electric scooters that are operated in over 100 cities across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

AU10TIX combines ID verification with biometrics and AI and has partnered with companies like Uber and Prime Trust to detect and fight synthetic fraud.

AU10TIX CEO Carey O’Connor praised the new partnership: “AU10TIX is proud to partner with Bird to enhance micromobility safety for riders around the world. Our proprietary ID verification technology supports thousands of official ID types, meaning Bird riders around the world will be able to instantly authenticate their accounts and get moving. When two industry leaders come together to ensure that safety guidelines are respected efficiently, everyone wins.”

The company recently won another sharing economy contract to provide ID verification for cash payments to Uber.

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