Cars are assets and to protect these assets, Continental is introducing one of the best means of authentication technologies out there – biometrics – including fingerprint and facial recognition to vehicles.
Continental announced it will be showing off its biometrics based solutions including keyless entry and start system PASE (Passive Start and Entry) and biometric elements at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and through these features it promises a whole new level of vehicle personalization and authentication.
The biometric element for authentication will enable auto manufacturers to offer, depending on the system configuration, enhanced security for their vehicles. With fingerprint authentication and access, a simple keyless entry will not be possible anymore adding a layer of biometric security. Drivers will be required to scan their fingerprint to authenticate to the car. This means that if your car key is stolen you won’t need to worry any more as the key alone will not be enough to start the car.
Personslisation is yet another feature that Continental is bringing to vehicles through its biometric elements. This particular system is connected to an interior camera, which recognizes the driver’s face and automatically personalizes vehicle settings, such as seat and mirror position, music, temperature, and navigation, for the driver in question.
Then there is Continental’s Intelligent Glass which allows drivers to gradually darken almost all windows of the vehicle and lightens them again automatically when the driver approaches. It is possible to integrate the biometric system in all intelligent systems, regardless of the access technology used in the vehicle (Bluetooth Low Energy or low frequency), Continental notes in a press release.