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Analysis of Biometrics in Passenger Cars, 2020 Edition

  • Report
  • 37 Pages
  • December 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Auto Research Analysts Ltd
  • ID: 4889036
How Will Tomorrow’s Car Use Biometrics?


  • ADAM
  • Audi
  • Edge3
  • General Motors
  • Lear
  • NXP

Biometrics is the measure and analysis of how someone behaves. It can be applied for both verification and identification purposes. Biometric verification is used to verify a person is who they claim to be, while biometric identification determines who the person is based on a measured biometric factor. There are a number of characteristics that can be used for biometric identification, including fingerprints, irises, voice patterns and facial geometry.

While most of us are accustomed to using biometrics to unlock our phones and replace passwords, the next logical step is automotive applications. In pushing back the technical boundaries, some automakers are exploring the application of fingerprint sensors, retinal scans, and voice/facial recognition in order to replace the conventional key fob for accessing a car and starting its engine.

In-vehicle biometrics can do more than unlock cars, however. The technology can be applied to detect driver health by monitoring their heart rate, blood pressure, drowsiness, levels of blood alcohol content, and even warnings about a potential epileptic seizure. In-vehicle biometrics can also assist with vehicle security and enable the driver to personalise settings, including cabin temperature, radio and seat adjustment.

This report sets out analysis of the automotive biometrics market, providing intelligence on the main drivers, opportunities and challenges facing the sector. It considers the status and prospects of the major applications for automotive biometrics: namely facial, fingerprint, voice and iris recognition.

The scope of this report includes:

The current status of automotive biometrics:

  •  How will tomorrow’s car use biometrics?
  •  What is happening and in which cars?
  •  Why does it matter and what are the next steps?

Market opportunities of automotive biometrics:

  •  What is the market potential?
  •  Is the automotive industry facing a biometric boom?
  •  What is the big picture?

Market challenges of automotive biometrics:

  •  Key concerns: What your car will know about you.
  •  Automotive biometrics and data collection laws: Are the biometrics stored? When, where, why and for how long?
  •  What are the implications for the car insurance industry?

Included in the report is coverage of 32 key players pushing back the technical boundaries in the automotive biometrics arena.


  • ADAM
  • Audi
  • Edge3
  • General Motors
  • Lear
  • NXP


Chapter 1: Automotive biometrics: Current status
  • What is it?
  • Are biometrics road ready?
Chapter 2: Next steps for automotive biometrics
Chapter 3: Automotive biometrics timeline
  • Table: Biometrics timeline: How did we get here?
Chapter 4: Facial recognition
  • Applications of facial recognition
  • Benefits of facial recognition
  • Challenges of facial recognition
Chapter 5: Fingerprint recognitionChapter 6: Voice authenticationChapter 7: Iris recognitionChapter 8: Biometrics in autonomous vehiclesChapter 9: Biometrics in connected vehiclesChapter 10: Automotive biometrics: Key concernsChapter 11: Automotive biometrics and data collection lawsChapter 12: Implications for the car insurance industry
Chapter 13: Key OEMs advancing automotive biometrics
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Byton
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Hyundai Motor
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Kia
  • Nissan
  • Porsche
  • Subaru
  • Volvo
  • Xpeng Motors
Chapter 14: Key suppliers advancing automotive biometrics
  • Aerendir Mobile
  • Altran Technologies
  • Apple Inc
  • Continental
  • Fingerprint Cards
  • Gentex Corp
  • Harman
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Mitek
  • Nuance Communications
  • Olea Sensor Networks
  • Omron
  • Osram
  • Precise Bioemtrics
  • SMK Electronics
  • Tencent


  • ADAM
  • Affectiva
  • Aisin Seiki
  • Aptiv
  • Audi
  • Autoliv
  • CardioID
  • Daimler
  • Edge3
  • Eyesight
  • Faurecia
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Harman
  • Honda
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lear
  • Magna
  • Matsushita Electric
  • Mitsubishi Motors
  • NXP
  • Optalert
  • Pioneer
  • Seeing Machines
  • Sober Steering
  • Veoneer
  • Volvo