The Future of Biometrics in the Automobile Industry Posted on: 24-11-2015

According to automotive engineers, by the year 2022, people will be driving automobiles equipped with advanced biometric features. A car equipped with a fingerprint scanner will help to prevent theft because it will provide access only to its owner. Crash prevention will become easier as the biometric powered vehicle will be able to detect and then take necessary actions based on any sudden impairment or problems detected from the driver’s side. One of the biometric features that are available today is the seat setting preference that uses the sensor technology to record the seating preference of a particular driver. Let’s take a look at some of the biometric features that these future vehicles might have.

Automotive security with Biometric identification

Biometric identification feature can help to personalize the vehicle for each driver. It can help to optimize the driver assistance settings and accident prevention settings. Since the biometric powered vehicle will be able to identify the true owner of the car, it will help to prevent anyone else from entering the car and stealing it or stealing any other data. Biometric technology makes use of cameras, scanners and sensors to make all this possible. The camera can be used for facial recognition, sensors help to monitor heart rates and sensors help with fingerprint identification.

Automotive safety

Suppose you are driving fast and all of a sudden you feel lightheaded or you fall asleep while driving or you are driving under the influence. Biometric tools will be able to pick this up and assist you. The sensors placed under the driver’s seat will be able to measure the heartbeat of the driver or pick up any abnormal reactions happening in your body like elevated heart rate and all. Based on these, the technology has the ability to make decisions. For example, if you are driving and you suddenly become impaired, then the biometric powered vehicle will stop safely, preventing any accidents.

Personalizing the vehicle

Imagine a car that will play your favorite music as soon as you get in or tune to your favorite radio station. This is possible because the settings in the car can be personalized to suit the requirement of each driver. For example, if three people use one car, then the biometric technology can personalize the settings for each of those people. When a particular person uses the car, the car will recognize that person with the help of facial recognition or fingerprint recognition, and then the settings will load based on that person's preference.

Lots of interesting new uses for biometric technology are on the horizon!



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