Interiors specialist Grupo Antolin and TrinamiX, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF and a claimed leader in biometrics, will jointly develop products for more secure and convenient vehicle access by integrating face authentication into new product lines.

Antolin will take advantage of its experience and knowledge in smart surfaces for vehicle interiors to also offer advanced exterior human machine interface (HMI) systems. TrinamiX will extend activity beyond smartphone applications.

TrinamiX face authentication operates on claimed unique, patent protected algorithms, which verify a person’s liveness based on skin detection. The combination of software and hardware has the potential to authenticate drivers based on their biometrics as soon as they get close to their car. While allowing for a stronger data protection and premium performance on the consumer side, the product comes with low hardware requirements.

“By incorporating biometrics into our components, we can offer our clients added value systems that combine lighting, electronics, and smart surfaces with face authentication”, said Marta Cuevas, Grupo Antolin lighting & HMI business unit director.