Analog Devices and B-Secur collaborate on biometric technologies

Analog Devices (ADI) and B-Secur have joined up to develop a complete biometric authentication solution for use in automotive vehicles.

According to the companies, the combination of ADI’s signal conditioning technology with B-Secur’s electrocardiogram (ECG) biometric algorithms software will enable automobiles to uniquely authenticate and identify drivers and passengers.

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, immobiliser deactivation, infotainment personalisation and online payments for ridesharing usage, and personalised insurance payments.

“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.