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The Butt-Recognition Car Seat Remembers Your Weight to Stop Thieves

 - Dec 27, 2011
References: digitaltrends & dvice
Japanese researchers have developed a car seat designed to make stealing cars tougher to do. The seat uses pressure sensors to tell whether the behind in the driver's seat is the car's rightful owner.

The butt-recognition car seat has 360 pressure sensors that transmit weight data to the car's ignition system. If the sensors detect a difference in weight than the car will not be able to be started. Technology like this sounds like it could be kind of sketchy, but the seat apparently has a 98% success rate in test trials. Despite advances in automotive security, cars are still stolen everyday. A seat that senses your size could be a great way to deter thieves.