BYD decided to use the circulatory system to open car doors
Earlier this month, the Chinese company BYD announced a branded smart watch with the function of an electronic key to unlock the car, and now it has become aware of another promising development in this direction. A new patented technology involves opening a car door using biometric recognition of the wearer’s blood vessels.
The device described in the patent consists of three main components: an infrared data acquisition module, a vein recognition module, and a power module. The first captures an image of a vein on the back of the user’s hand, and the second analyzes the images received from the first sensor and compares them with the sample stored in memory. After recognizing the pattern, it starts the door control command. The power supply module ensures the operation of the first two sensors.
Thus, it will be enough for the user to simply approach the car and take hold of the door handle for the system to recognize him and let him inside. As expected, the new technology will significantly diversify the types of biokeys available, improve the overall user experience and speed up routine actions. However, in theory, it puts the owner of the car at risk if the robbers are determined to make any sacrifices for the sake of appropriating the “keys”.