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Biometric Automobile Wheel Nuts

The Ford 3D-Printed Locking Wheel Nuts are Customizable

— January 29, 2020 — Autos
Stealing wheels and tires off a vehicle is a common occurrence that automaker Ford aims to help curb by utilizing all-new 3D-printing locking wheel nuts that are custom-made for each individual owner. Developed in partnership with EOS, the wheel nuts are achieved using a specific biometric marker that could include a voiceprint or specific shape. This would render the wheels unable to be removed without the accompanying key in order to immediately thwart thieves who might try to take off with the wheels.

The Ford 3D-printing locking wheel nuts are designed with the utmost attention to security in mind and are also created to prevent a wax model of them from being taken by thieves.


Image Credit: Ford
Trend Themes
1. Biometric Locking Wheel Nuts - The integration of biometric markers into locking wheel nuts provides enhanced security against wheel theft.
2. Customizable 3d-printing - The use of 3D-printing technology allows for the production of personalized locking wheel nuts tailored to each individual owner.
3. Enhanced Vehicle Security - The development of advanced locking wheel nuts contributes to preventing wheel theft and improving overall vehicle security.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can benefit from incorporating biometric locking wheel nuts to enhance vehicle security and deter wheel theft.
2. 3D Printing - The 3D printing industry has an opportunity to provide customized and secure solutions, like the Ford 3D-printed locking wheel nuts, for various applications.
3. Security - The security industry can explore innovative biometric solutions, such as the biometric locking wheel nuts, to enhance product security and deter theft.
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