The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth of applications is coming into view.
Biometric driver identification also offers obvious applications in car-sharing platforms, where it can be used to make sure that authorized users are who they say they are:
But biometric technology can be used not only for driver identification, but also to monitor drivers and passengers for safety purposes:
And with major automotive suppliers now making big investments in the kind of AI technologies driving these innovations, it seems clear that biometrics will play a big role in automotive solutions going forward: