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      Biometric Vehicle Access

      CarTrade Editorial Team

      CarTrade Editorial Team

      Biometric technology is an automated access monitoring system, based on behavioral or physiological characteristics, used for verification and recognition of a manual access. Many versions of biometric security system are available in the market such as voice verification, fingerprints, hand geometry and retina/ iris/ face recognition. It’s a user-friendly, reliable and convenient identification and monitoring method.

      Biometric Vehicle Access
      Biometric Vehicle Access

      A few biometric vehicle control access systems have made their way to the market such as driver identification, automatic engine starter, biometric seats etc. The biometric car access or identification system provides better anti-theft protection and a great sense of comfort and safety to car owners. Major auto-brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford and Volkswagen are working on this technology and finding innovative ways to strengthen their vehicles’ safety and security system.

      ‘Live Biometrics’ is an advanced automobile technology in cars. The devices built around this technology provide a complete access of system parameters to the user with functions like anti-theft protection, advanced auto-alarming and anti-carjacking. Using fingerprints, the system encodes a vehicle’s security system and enables authorized drivers to start the car. Some biometric fingerprint identification devices can store more than 9 users’ fingerprints at a time.

      The vehicle access control system, usually, has four access tests to verify highly-secure and authorized controls. The first is a fingerprint reader on the car door, and the second one on the steering wheel. There is a microphone for user’s voice recoding that further analyzes signals through an integrated chip. A specialized iris camera, affixed behind the car’s main mirror or on the board, takes an iris image of the user to get an IrisCode. This code is matched with the one that saved in a local database.

      After passing all these tests, the biometric access control system allows user to start the engine of the car. User can repeat a test, if fails to pass in his/ her first attempt. If the test fails in third attempt, too, the system forwards all collected data, using an integrated GPRS system, to the authorized user of the car. The owner can identify the person on the basis of stored records or fingerprints, iris and voice database.

      Advantages of biometric access control automobile technology in cars

      Accuracy and high-end protection: The biometric vehicle security system relies on biological characteristics such as retinal and fingerprint scans, voice recognition etc. This makes it accurate and difficult for anyone to gain access without permission of an authorized user.

      User-friendly: It’s easy to install and user-friendly. User requires minimum training to operate this system. It doesn’t involve any expensive password administrators, and has a low maintenance cost.

      Convenient: The biometric vehicle access devices are highly efficient and convenient to gain control. While pins or passwords can easily be forgotten, hacked or stolen, the biometric system includes biological characteristics that can’t be obtained or replicated easily by an unauthorized person. 

      Easy tracking: Being an automated system, it instantly tracks unauthorized access, collects stored database, and forwards to its owner.

      Quick: Biometric vehicle control access system is quick in processing an access request, collecting database and recognizing authorization.