IDEMIA announced that it has implemented facial recognition technology on EasyOpen, a solution previously developed with its partner Omoove, a wholly owned Octo Telematics company.
The digital enrollment process combined with facial recognition technology will securely enroll and authenticate the driver before EasyOpen automatically opens the car.
“You will never rent a car the same way thanks to EasyOpen solution that combines IDEMIA’s expertise in secure service enablement and Omoove’s experience in shared mobility platforms and onboard technology,” the company said in a news release.
The first version of the solution was launched last year and allows drivers who have already registered on the application to use their smartphones as a key to open their cars in a secure way.
This year, both companies have just announced the introduction of a new process for the digital enrollment of the driver combined with facial recognition technology, which will be implemented into EasyOpen solution.
This solution uses the smartphone to create the identity of the driver by registering ID documents in a fast and user-friendly way, while afterward granting access to the car through a selfie thanks to IDEMIA’s facial recognition solution.
“After implementing a keyless solution last year, IDEMIA is now adding facial recognition technology to the end-user experience thus providing fast and secure registration and trusted online authentication,” said Yves Portalier, executive vice president of the Connected Objects business at IDEMIA. “By combining increased security with additional convenience, we’re making the user experience even more simple in this promising car-sharing market.”