Someday soon, drivers may start cars with a scan of their eyes instead of the turn of a key. EyeLock, a New York company that manufactures biometric equipment, is developing a camera-based system that identifies drivers through a scanner installed in visors or rear-view mirrors.
One of the things we missed about VW’s EcoRacer when it debuted at the 39th Annual Tokyo Motor Show was a little piece of technology living on top of its gearshift. Beneath a flip-up panel on the head of the stick lies a biometric scanner that can identify the fingerprint of whoever is driving the car. If, for instance, your overzealous offspring swipe the keys to your brand new EcoRacer, the car could recognize that the driver is not its owner and go into a special mode that activates all
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