29 Apr '16, 8am

FINGERPRINT SENSING IN THE CAR: A SECURITY OR CONVENIENCE FEATURE – OR BOTH? https://t.co/opBTrIC5oF

FINGERPRINT SENSING IN THE CAR: A SECURITY OR CONVENIENCE FEATURE – OR BOTH? https://t.co/opBTrIC5oF

Now the automotive industry is looking to another feature of the smartphone’s user interface, the fingerprint sensor, to enhance and modernise the driver’s interface to functions in and even beyond the car. In fact this – and other forms of biometric authentication – appear to show great promise if implemented with sensitivity to user privacy and the limitations of the automotive operating environment. But the use cases of biometric authentication in the car look set to differ, perhaps surprisingly, from those of the smartphone. Personalising the user experience The obvious assumption about fingerprint sensing in the car is that it should be used as a convenient and secure replacement for the key both for providing access to the cabin and for starting the engine. In the smartphone, of course, fingerprint sensing performs this security function, barring access to any person...

Full article: http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/design-center/fingerpr...

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