A new lab in Virginia seeks to improve the ability of the Army to use biometrics for authentication and security, including in combat zones. A main goal of the program is to reduce the relatively bulky nature of current military biometric systems.
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Biometric technology is taking another step forward in the auto industry with the introduction of a system meant to reduce accidents that stem from distracted driving. The Subaru launch comes as other carmakers seek to use biometrics not only for safety, but ID and driver convenience.
The U.S.-based firm releases facial and iris technology for use in self-service devices such as authentication kiosks in airports. And a new Tascent software suit is designed to help organizations better manage biometrics.
Facial recognition at airport boarding gates will now help airlines board passengers faster at Los Angeles International Airport—the latest deployment of biometric boarding technology. Meanwhile, a similar project involving SITA and Jet Blue wins a major industry award.
Govpass, supervised by the federal Digital Transformation Agency, would enable users to access government and even private services without having to show up and wait in physical offices. Testing of the program scheduled to widen in the coming months.
Taipei’s smart city initiative, which also includes citizens’ digital IDs, will rely on Tangle, a distributed ledger technology that is distinct from blockchain. The push represents the latest melding of digital ID and distributed ledgers, which have already found fans in other markets.
Recent projects and proposals from the global automotive industry seek to use biometrics to enhance the driving experience. The efforts show the wide-ranging use of biometric authentication—and give a glimpse of how digital ID might play its part.