Jaguar Patent Hints A Selfie Lock For Cars

Posted: Nov 21 2016, 12:42pm CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

Jaguar Patent Hints a Selfie Lock for Cars
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  • Selfie Lock: Jaguar perfects the Ideal Facial Recognition Technology for its Land Rover
 

A selfie lock would seem like a novel concept. Yet Jaguar is perfecting its ideal facial recognition technology for its Land Rover vehicle.

Pretty soon car drivers could open the doors of their vehicles via a simple selfie taken at close range. Jaguar is honing this technology that employs facial recognition to a razor blade. Also gait-gauging is a part of this technique, as the patent revealed.

When owners approach their cars, the electronic wizardry could judge whether this is the real person who owns the vehicle or some thief. The Land Rover is the vehicle Jaguar is currently working on as regards this special technology.  

It remains a technology that is still in the nascent phases of its evolution. It will take time to perfect and come into the market. Cameras will be placed near the windows of the vehicle.

They will take images and movement measurements of the owner as he or she approaches the vehicle. These will then be compared to images pre-stored in a computer in the vehicle.

If the two data samples match each other, then and only then will the vehicle open its doors. This is about as safe as it gets for any car owner. It is a completely foolproof method, according to DailyMail

Thus shoppers will not have to set aside their shopping bags in order to take out their car keys. They can simply approach their cars and the doors will automatically open.

It cannot get any more easier or facilitating than this. It is almost like the technology which allows water to start or stop flowing from a tap depending on whether there are any hands underneath it or not. A patent application by Jaguar has the invention as a part of its main projects for the future.  

The two cameras mounted inside the car could take pics of the approaching individual in all sorts of ways (whether he or she is coming in from behind, front or the sides).

A registration process is a necessity with this sort of technology though. This is to assure that proper ownership and strict standards of fidelity apply to this facial recognition method.

After matching all the images and assuring that it really is the car’s actual owner who is approaching the car, the doors will be unlocked and access to the interior will be allowed.

The cameras are stereoscopic in nature and take 3D images. This system will make for greater security and safety. It is the latest and most novel example of the surveillance society and its precautionary methods.  

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