EyeLock In-Vehicle Iris Authentication Enables Drivers, Passengers To Pay On The Go With SiriusXM's E-Wallet

Posted On: 1/8/2020

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LAS VEGAS -- EyeLock LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International, in collaboration with Sirius, is demonstrating at this week’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020 here, a prototype of a highly secure, iris biometric touchless gateway to the multiple services that the SiriusXM e-Wallet plans. CES attendees can see how the EyeLock prototype will activate and authenticate a payment through voice and touchscreen commands and eliminate driver distractions during the transaction.

SiriusXM plans to offer the e-Wallet to automakers who deploy SiriusXM's connected vehicle services, which serves multiple major automotive brands.

Using EyeLock's proprietary iris biometric authentication technology as the secure access, the SiriusXM e-Wallet is being designed to integrate into the vehicle and will allow drivers and their passengers to make purchases for everyday needs while on the go: shop and pay for coffee, find and pre-pay for gas, locate and pay for parking, purchase movie tickets, seamlessly pay tolls, and more.

EyeLock's custom-designed, visor-mounted prototype will grant an enrolled driver secure access to the e-Wallet, with passenger authentication taking place in under one second. SiriusXM will demonstrate the EyeLock prototype on two different vehicle models at the show.

"We are thrilled to team with SiriusXM to deliver highly secure biometric solutions in the automotive marketplace. SiriusXM's network of automotive manufacturers and established consumer interfaces, combined with our security expertise, will help keep drivers safe and secure with the highest form of biometric authentication," said EyeLock chief executive Jeff Carter.

In order to implement these services, SiriusXM intends to establish virtual payment relationships with a wide-ranging network of retailers and expects to provide advanced authentication capabilities for greater security. This current suite of services is expected to be showcased to automobile manufacturers in 2020.

CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for over 50 years.

This year's show runs Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.