Canadian company to help riders get licence from home

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The Motorcycle Safety Institute (MSI) is working on a new plan to help riders get safety training from their home, or anywhere else they have an Internet connection.

According to their website, MSI has an e-learning program for rider’s ed and driver’s ed coming soon. But, how will they make sure they’re training the right people? What’s to stop user from scamming someone else into writing their tests? Everyone’s anonymous on the Internet, right?

Apparently not. MSI has teamed up with KeyLemon, a company that develops facial recognition solutions for companies to use as biometric log-in systems. Their system is already in use by AmeriTech college. Essentially, it uses the webcam on your computer, tablet or cellphone to make sure the right person is taking the training.

Of course – no fancy-pants home study system will replace a good hands-on motorcycle training course, the kind with cones and empty parking lots and battered Rebel 250s.

When MSI Motorcycle Safety Institute rolled out an online system for folks to take courses and get a motorcycle license, the Canadian government asked for verification that the online students were who they claimed to be.

So MSI hired KeyLemon, a creator of biometric ID and motion analysis solutions. “They’re utilizing what we refer to as our web service, which is a cloud-based implementation of our face recognition technology,” says Anthony Gioeli, voce president of sales and marketing at KeyLemon. “Our web service is hosted at Amazon Web Services. Through an API, anybody can integrate our facial recognition into their app, whether it’s logging into a system or logging into online education. It’s a very simple implementation.”

MSI began using the system this week. It works on any device – laptop, smartphone, tablet – with Internet and a web cam. As part of the registration process, the web cam takes a series of pictures of the student. “From there it extracts the unique aspects of the person’s face, and it creates what’s called a template. That template is then tied to that student’s username,” Gioeli says. “To log in to the course, you’re looking at the webcam and it’s taking snapshots of you, and it’s extracting again the unique aspects of your face, and then it’s comparing it to a template that’s stored for that student.”

For those who prefer not to deal with pictures, the company recently rolled out a voice biometric. “It’s not speech recognition, translating your words,” says Gioeli. “It’s taking, shall we say, the fingerprint of our voice and comparing it to, again, a previously stored template.”

KeyLemon introduced the face recognition system half a year ago. It has users around the world, including AmeriTech College in the US. It can be used with or without passwords.

– See more at: http://secureidnews.com/news-item/face-recognition-system-helps-canadians-get-motorcycle-license-online/#sthash.xJvMgVV8.dpuf

When MSI Motorcycle Safety Institute rolled out an online system for folks to take courses and get a motorcycle license, the Canadian government asked for verification that the online students were who they claimed to be.

So MSI hired KeyLemon, a creator of biometric ID and motion analysis solutions. “They’re utilizing what we refer to as our web service, which is a cloud-based implementation of our face recognition technology,” says Anthony Gioeli, voce president of sales and marketing at KeyLemon. “Our web service is hosted at Amazon Web Services. Through an API, anybody can integrate our facial recognition into their app, whether it’s logging into a system or logging into online education. It’s a very simple implementation.”

MSI began using the system this week. It works on any device – laptop, smartphone, tablet – with Internet and a web cam. As part of the registration process, the web cam takes a series of pictures of the student. “From there it extracts the unique aspects of the person’s face, and it creates what’s called a template. That template is then tied to that student’s username,” Gioeli says. “To log in to the course, you’re looking at the webcam and it’s taking snapshots of you, and it’s extracting again the unique aspects of your face, and then it’s comparing it to a template that’s stored for that student.”

For those who prefer not to deal with pictures, the company recently rolled out a voice biometric. “It’s not speech recognition, translating your words,” says Gioeli. “It’s taking, shall we say, the fingerprint of our voice and comparing it to, again, a previously stored template.”

KeyLemon introduced the face recognition system half a year ago. It has users around the world, including AmeriTech College in the US. It can be used with or without passwords.

– See more at: http://secureidnews.com/news-item/face-recognition-system-helps-canadians-get-motorcycle-license-online/#sthash.xJvMgVV8.dpuf

2 COMMENTS

  1. That could work for the M1 or G1. What I want to see is how they get get around the road test. One of the arcade style video games where you sit on the bike maybe?

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