Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced today a collaboration with B-Secur to develop a complete biometric authentication solution for use in automotive vehicles.

The combination of ADI’s leading signal conditioning technology with B-Secur’s ECG biometric algorithm software enables automobiles to uniquely authenticate and identify drivers and passengers.

The technology also detects 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, immobiliser deactivation, infotainment personalisation and online payments for ridesharing usage, personalised insurance payments and more.

Ben Carter, B-Secur

“B-Secur offers the only biometric on the market today that 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, CCO, B-Secur.

“We are delighted to partner 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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About Analog Devices

Analog Devices is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com.

About B-Secur

B-Secur is the next generation in biometrics, creating software solutions that use ECG biometrics for user authentication and beyond, to health and wellness metrics. We develop licensing partnerships for unique, tailored solutions based on security and health monitoring. Learn more: https://www.b-secur.com.

Notes

  • In the US an estimated one in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep whilst driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths in 2013 (Tefft BC, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Prevalence of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Drowsy Drivers, United States, 2009 – 2013).
  • The technology was well received at this year’s Car HMi in Berlin, June 27-29, Europe’s leading event for innovation in automotive HMI and UX, placing second in the associated Most Friendly HMi competition.
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