LG Electronics has created a new biometric recognition system that uses several in-car cameras to analyze drivers’ facial expressions and finger movements, allowing them to start their cars without requiring a key.
LG Electronics submitted for a patent in 2019 with the US Intellectual Property Office (USIPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for its “biometric authentication method and equipment using several cameras in a car,” according to Chosun Biz, and the patent was just released.
One of the cameras in the biometric authentication system is used to identify the user’s body parts, while a second camera automatically adjusts its viewing angles based on the data from the first to record the user’s iris and other biometric traits. Users can use facial expressions and hand gestures to start their vehicles, make modifications, and operate them. It may also tell if a driver is tired or suffering from a sudden sickness by watching their eyelids and facial expressions.
LG claims that their biometric identification technology can be used in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 5G communications, in addition to normal and autonomous driving.
LG and its subsidiaries have increased their focus on keyless entry technology development as keyless entry systems become more widespread in the care sector. Several automobile-related patents, including autonomous driving devices, automotive folding displays, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity technology, were released in December.