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22 Biometric Car Systems

These Futuristic Innovations Maintain Human and Automotive Health

— October 20, 2015 — Autos
Just as routine car maintenance leads to good automotive health, key players in the auto industry are putting biometric systems to use for the upkeep of mental, physical and emotional well-being of drivers and passengers. Some of the most standout examples of this include projects like Jaguar's Mind Sense, Toyota's use of Kinect technology to identify owners, the health-monitoring Kia Cub Concept and the drowsiness-detecting 2016 Nissan Maxima. In terms of show, the Lexus RC F 'Heartbeat Car' combines biometric technology with electro-luminescent exterior paint to display the driver's pulse.

Beyond comfort and safety, other factors are now being considered to maintain a driver's wellness. Systems like Faurecia's Active Wellness driver seat, the Automatic device used with Jawbone UP and State Farm's Emotion Management concept for insurance are all designed to detect and de-escalate symptoms of road rage. In doing so, drivers assure their own well-being, as well as safety for others sharing the road.

While it may seem like the future of automotive technology is far away, for the moment, it's feasible for people to purchase add-on accessories like smart steering wheels, headbands and wearables to monitor health and wellness in-car, rather than purchasing a brand new car with these built-in biometric systems. However, in the years to come, biometric systems could be as common as car entertainment systems.
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Biometric Auto Ignitions
Biometric Auto Ignitions
This Software Lets Drivers Start a Car With Their Fingerprint
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Biometric Car Locks
Biometric Car Locks
Ford's New Patent Hopes to Let Drivers Open Cars with an Eye Scan
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Interactive Car Windows
Interactive Car Windows
The Driver Awareness Research Vehicle Prepares Drivers Before They Get In
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Fatigued Driving Detectors
Fatigued Driving Detectors
The HARKEN System Monitors Drivers' Fatigue
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Drowsiness-Detecting Cars
Drowsiness-Detecting Cars
The 2016 Nissan Maxima Detects Drowsiness in Drivers
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Driver-Monitoring Car Dashboards
Driver-Monitoring Car Dashboards
Safran and Valeo's Partnership Promotes Biometric Innovations
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Emotion-Detecting Cameras
Emotion-Detecting Cameras
Researchers Introduce Emotion-Detecting Camera for Cars
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Biometric Insurance Plans
Biometric Insurance Plans
State Farm Will Create Custom Rates with Biometric and Automotive Data
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Driver-Monitoring Car Cameras
Driver-Monitoring Car Cameras
This System Can Detect When a Driver is Distracted
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Heart-Monitoring Autos
Heart-Monitoring Autos
The Toyota ECG Steering Wheel is Designed to Track a Driver's Heart Health
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Stat-Tracking Gearhead Timekeepers
Stat-Tracking Gearhead Timekeepers
The Nismo Watch Lets You Track Lap Times and Heart Rate Data
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Healthy Driver Wearables
Healthy Driver Wearables
Jawbone UP and Automatic Prevent Road Rage by Assessing Mood and Diet
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Tired Driver Safety Solutions
Tired Driver Safety Solutions
Seeing Machines and Caterpillar Have a New Eye-Tracking System
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Brainwave-Monitoring Cars
Brainwave-Monitoring Cars
Jaguar's Mind Sense Project Focuses on Brain-Monitoring Technologies
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Tiredness-Tracking Headbands
Tiredness-Tracking Headbands
Impecca's Driver-Targeted Alert Band Will Be on Display at CES 2015
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Health-Monitoring Vehicles
Health-Monitoring Vehicles
The Kia Cub Concept is a Driver-Focused Automobile
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Stress-Regulating Driver Seats
Stress-Regulating Driver Seats
Faurecia's 'Active Wellness' is a Health-Monitoring Biometric Seat
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Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
This Smart Steering Wheel Alerts Drivers When They're Drowsy
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Heartbeat-Monitoring Cars
Heartbeat-Monitoring Cars
The Lexus RC F's Exterior Paint Reflects the Heartbeat of Its Driver
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Anti-Sleep Steering Wheels
Anti-Sleep Steering Wheels
This Steering Wheel System Could Help Detect Driver Fatigue
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Digital Car-Connected Glasses
Digital Car-Connected Glasses
The Nissan E3 Augmented Reality Glasses Will Enhance Car Rides
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Face-Recognizing Rides
Face-Recognizing Rides
Toyota's Smart Insect Prototype Uses Kinect Technology to Identify Owners
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