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.
First things first: Fingerprint-based ignition and car unlocking are now coming to real, commercial cars, thanks to a longtime mobile biometrics specialist:
Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System
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:
Mitek Brings Identity Verification to HyreCar
But biometric technology can be used not only for driver identification, but also to monitor drivers and passengers for safety purposes: