Collaboration on biometric authentication technologies for the automotive industry
The use of biometrics is not a distant science fiction concept. Today, biometrics is not only changing our lives with gadgets like smartphones and tablets, but leading carmakers are also adopting biometric technologies for security and comfort.
Recently, biometrics company B-Secur and Analog Devices (ADI) have announced a collaboration on a biometric authentication solution for automobiles for use cases such as automobile access, online payments and infotainment personalization.
The collaboration will combine ADI’s signal conditioning technology with B-Secur’s electrocardiogram (ECG) biometric algorithms software to enable automobiles to uniquely authenticate and identify drivers and passengers.
According to the announcement, the technology is designed to detect driver readiness and wellness by monitoring the driver’s vital signs for any irregularities. In addition, the ECG identification capability can be used to access features such as vehicle entry, immobilizer deactivation, infotainment personalization and online payments for ride-sharing usage, personalized insurance payments and more.
“B-Secur’s ECG biometric technology can not only quickly and securely verify identity, but also turn the data into meaningful insights on driver/passenger wellness, including stress and drowsiness,” said Ben Carter, chief commercial officer, B-Secur. “We are delighted to collaborate with Analog Devices to help make the world a safer place with ECG biometrics, securing human and technology interaction at its heart.”
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