IDEMIA has recently 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 on-board technology.
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 afterwards granting access to the car through a selfie thanks to IDEMIA’s facial recognition solution.
According to a study run by Frost & Sullivan, car sharing users number should increase by 16,4% CAGR within 2025 : private car usage will then decrease and car rental agencies will need high performing technologies to secure shared cars. In that context, IDEMIA and Omoove strengthen their position on this promising market with the extremely simple, intuitive and fast EasyOpen solution. A demonstration of EasyOpen will take place at the Mobile World Congress 2018: end-to-end customer journey from registration on car rental application to opening of the car thanks to a selfie will be presented on this occasion on a Maserati Levante.
Yves Portalier, Executive Vice President of the Connected Objects business at IDEMIA declared: “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. By combining increased security with additional convenience, we’re making the user experience even more simple in this promising car sharing market.”
Giuseppe Zuco, CEO at Omoove and Octo Telematics co-founder, added: “We are pleased to participate once again with IDEMIA at the MWC; together with strengthening our partnership, we continue to share our expertise in automotive solutions and IoT applications. We look forward to showing a new mobility experience, through advanced biometrics and secure digital identity management. The keyless connected car will unveil a new era of shared Mobility, by simplifying the driver journey and allowing operators to offer a simple and reliable solution”.