India’s Zoomcar takes digital ID ride with Onfido
Digital identity verification company Onfido has partnered with India’s largest shared ride company Zoomcar. This marks Onfido’s sixth ridesharing partnership. The London-based company has also teamed up with Drivy, BlaBlaCar, EasyCar, Turo, and most recently, SnappCar, reports Julie Muhn at Finovate.
Zoomcar’s mobile app allows users to rent cars and cycles by the hour, day, week, or month. Onfido will help Zoomcar verify a user’s identity. To rent a car, users take a selfie and a photograph of their ID document using their smartphone.
Founded in 2012, Onfido uses machine learning to offer biometrics-based fraud detection.
The company’s Facial Check compares a photo on the user’s ID to their live selfie to ensure the customer is who they claim to be.
Additional features include a document check, which ensures the user’s document has not been forged, digitally tampered with, lost, or stolen; as well as an identification record check, which cross-references a user’s details against global databases and credit reference agencies.
Onfido provides identity checks in 195 countries for 1,500 customers across the globe.
The company has received more than $30 million in funding from investors including Salesforce Ventures and Idinvest Partners.