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Autonomy in Your Face

  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP09_04
Published 2019-09-01by SAE International in United States
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  • English

Biometric technology is deemed essential to ensuring AV driving safety and advancing the user experience-if privacy issues don't derail its deployment.

Research into potential automotive applications for biometrics-facial and retina scans or fingerprints-is increasing, despite rising concerns about privacy and data security, and outcries from civil liberties advocates. A growing number of OEMs, Tier 1s and startups are striving to add facial recognition capability to driver monitoring systems (DMS).

Interior cameras are becoming commonplace as DMS are needed for advanced safety systems and autonomous driving. Biometrics are being added to provide more functionality, though suppliers must deal with the privacy issues that surround these technologies.