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Continental introduces biometric vehicle access

First publishedin ITS International
January February 2017
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Using a combination of the passive keyless entry and start system and biometrics, technology company Continental is developing new vehicle personalisation and authentication systems.

Depending on the system configuration, auto manufacturers can introduce another level of security to vehicles using biometrics, meaning that the driver is required to provide authentication using a fingerprint sensor, as well as having a valid ignition key.

The system is also connected to an interior camera, which recognises an individual driver’s face and automatically personalises vehicle settings, such as seat and mirror position, music, temperature and navigation. Continental’s Intelligent Glass can also be integrated, which allows drivers to gradually darken almost all vehicle windows when parked and lightens them again automatically when the driver approaches.

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