How Driving and Biometrics go Hand in Hand


The media has has spent a lot of time focused on the newer technology of self-driving cars and cars that have some sort of autonomy. Looking at current news, it seems as though there is a new technology driving the market and that technology is: in-car biometrics.

Biometrics simply means technology that uses different parts of the body for security verification. This can be either fingerprints, facial features, or other characteristics that are unique to the individual’s body.

This technology already exists throughout many markets, such as Apple’s new iPhone, many smart phones, offices and so on.

According to a report done by Digital Trends, “a report by Frost &Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility Team predicts one in three cars will have biometric sensors by 2025.”

Some may wonder that the actual use is for biometrics in the auto industry, and it is quite interesting. There are many factors including health, safety and privacy that could be improved by using biometric technology.

The tech could help to monitor a person’s body including heart rate, blood pressure, alcohol and more. This could prevent a large amount of accidents that would otherwise be unnoticed.

These applications have the potential to save lives across the board. For example, what if a system could predict an epileptic seizure before it happened, and then stop the car on its own? The amount of lives this tech could save as well as accidents it could help avoid is astronomical.

Another aspect of the auto industry that biometrics could improve is security. Various forms of security using ones fingerprint, retinas, voice and facial features could help to replace the key we have grown to know and love.

Biometrics have a large future ahead of them and it seems as though it is just getting started.

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