Look at me: now your face is the key to the carFebruary 23, 2019
Apple has patented a face recognition system for keyless access to the car interior.
Apple received rights to a face recognition system that can be used to unlock car doors. The application for the technology was submitted in early 2017, and today the right to it was registered under the name System and Vehicle Authorization Method.
The patent describes two ways to recognize faces to unlock doors. The first allows you to do this with the camera on the car, and the second with the Face ID application on the Apple smartphone, starting with model X.
Apple’s face recognition technology also allows you to memorize car settings for different drivers. For example, adjust the position of the seats, include your favorite music, set the temperature and the blowing mode of the climate control.
When the new Apple system will appear on production cars is unknown. This technology was demonstrated in the prototype Faraday Future FF91, which is unlikely to go into the series. In the meantime, the only serial car we know that uses biometric data to unlock the doors is the new Hyundai Santa Fe for the Chinese market. But here it should be noted that fingerprints are used to unlock the cabin of this crossover, and not the face recognition system.
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