driver identification

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

According to a report from VentureBeat, Russian tech giant Yandex is testing a proprietary system for its Yandex.Taxi ride-hailing service that it says will combat drowsy and dangerous driving. The system uses Yandex’s SignalQ1 Camera to monitor 68 points on a driver’s face, and uses machine learning algorithms to detect when the individual is tired…

Mercedes Unveils Eco-Friendly Avatar-Themed Concept Car

Mercedes Unveils Eco-Friendly Avatar-Themed Concept Car

Mercedes-Benz has released a new concept car inspired by James Cameron’s groundbreaking Avatar franchise. The design of the VISION AVTR draws on some of the creatures from the film in an effort to bridge the gap between the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle’s user interface is particularly important in that regard. Just…

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

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…