Anti-Theft Car Seat Recognizes Drivers By Their Own ‘Seats’

Anti-Theft Car Seat Recognizes Drivers By Their Own ‘Seats’
technology

Smart technology measures the pressure applied when users sit down using a set of 360 sensors.

Emma Hutchings
  • 3 january 2012

Researchers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo, Japan have developed a car seat that can recognize a person when they sit in it. Using a series of 360 sensors to measure how much pressure people place on the seat, a personalized profile can be generated for the driver of a vehicle. This can then be used as an anti-theft device, identifying the car’s owner when they sit down but not allowing others to drive away with the vehicle.

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